Submission Guidelines

Editor: Jeremy Page

Submission guidelines

  1. 4 – 6 poems is usually enough; or a couple of pieces of prose (short stories, novel extracts).
  2. It helps if you’ve seen the magazine and know the sort of work we tend to favour.
  3. Very long poems and very short poems have more to do than poems of an average length (say, 20 -80 lines).
  4. We’re unlikely to have room for very long short stories. 2,000 words is generally plenty.
  5. Poems where the form drives the meaning are unlikely to find favour.
  6. Poems written by people who clearly haven’t read any poetry since Wordsworth will not find favour.
  7. Prose may be experimental or traditional, but is unlikely to be accepted if it’s either very experimental or very traditional.
  8. We only appear twice a year and, having been around a while, receive a very large number of submissions. You may need to try us more than once.
  9. Please be patient when awaiting a reply.


New submission guidelines

Please note that from October 2014 The Frogmore Papers will be operating a system of submission windows, which is increasingly common practice among little magazines. Submissions for the March issue will now be considered from 1 – 31 October and submissions for the September issue from April 1 – 30. Materials submitted outside these windows will be returned with regret. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause, but the change has been forced upon us by the sheer volume of submissions. It continues to be the case that postal submissions only will be considered from within the UK, with submissions from overseas welcomed as single Word file attachments sent to:

The Frogmore Papers
21 Mildmay Road
East Sussex