A poetry magazine with a different editor every issue. Magma’s aim is to promote the very best in contemporary poetry. It may come from previously unpublished or emerging poets or the more established. Magma makes a point of including unknown poets alongside known names, and has published Seamus Heaney, Don Paterson, Sean O’Brien, Alice Oswald, Al Alvarez, Wendy Cope, George Szirtes, Gillian Clarke, John Burnside and Mark Doty among many others.
The Magma 2019/20 Poetry Competition is now open for entries in both categories.
The Judge’s Prize – poems of 11 to 50 lines
The Editors’ Prize – poems of up to 10 lines
Award-winning poet Caroline Bird is the judge for the Judge’s Prize for poems of 11 to 50 lines and she will be reading all entries – there are no sifters.
The Editors’ Prize is judged by a panel of Magma Editors and is for poems of up to 10 lines. The prize money for both competitions is the same, so double your chances and try your luck at both!