I think we'll keep off themes and special issues for a while. Contributions to Snakeskin are arriving at an impressive rate these days, and they are high-quality, too. Putting this month's issue together, I am very conscious of not having room for promising work that in thinner times might have squeezed in. But if we haven't chosen your work this time, please do keep on trying.

All kinds of poems are welcome, on any sort of subject. But I ought to warn you that prose poems are very unlikely to make it into the magazine. I know Jessy has included one or two in issues where she has been in charge as guest editor, but frankly I can't see the point of them.

Send your poems to editor@snakeskin.org.uk.


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.