After the excitements of the Rhyme issue, we're back in the usual routine. No themes planned for the immediate future - but in the Autumn, maybe...

So just send us poems, of whatever style or on whatever subject. If we like them enough, we'll publish them.


A reminder:
 For those who don't get how Snakeskin works - each number of the zine is made up of the contributions sent in during the previous month. We rarely keep poems over to the next issue (and if we do, we let you know about it. We know that there are magazines out there - especially print ones - which take pride in building up a backlog, and keeping poets dangling for months wondering whether they'll be accepted or not. We don't do that. We tell you which month you'll be considered for - and then you're either in it or you're not.

We try to notify poets whose work has not been selected, but in some months this requires major effort, and life can get in the way. There's a huge number of rejection notes to be sent this month, but we'll try to get them out within a few days. And we'll try to be positive, where we can.

Send those contributions (in the body of an email, please, not as attachments ) to


For details of the editor's collection, Old and Bookish, please click on the cover picture below.

old and bookish

Two blog posts may be of interest to potential contributors to Snakeskin .
The first, on "How Snakeskin Works", explains the simple procedure by which contributions are selected for a month's issue.

The second, called "Don't" offers some tips to novice poets, detailing a few of the things that might make an editor take against your work.

max prof