Under the Radar Magazine

Under the Radar magazine

Under the Radar is a place for readers and writers alike to make new discoveries...


Our flagship magazine is at the heart of operations here at Nine Arches Press. It is a lively mix of the best up-and-coming and established poets and writers, as well as reviews and articles.


The magazine is always one of our best-selling publications, so be sure to grab a copy whilst they're in stock, or take out a great value four-issue subscription and have each new issue sent as soon as it is available, with free postage.

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Under the Radar Issue 21 will be arriving very soon! Pre-order your copy now or subscribe to a whole year of Under the Radar.


Featuring New Poetry by:

RCJ Allen • Mike Barlow • Sarah Barnsley • Ben Bransfield • Sue Burge • Joe Caldwell • Fiona Cartwright • Zelda Chappel • Kate Compston • Jude Cowan Montague • Louise Crossley • Olga Dermott-Bond • Dharmavadana • Sally Douglas • Ronald Dzerigian • Raine Geoghegan • Aysar Ghassan • Janet Hatherley Joanna Ingham • Lucy Ingrams • Fiona Larkin • Julie Maclean • Rachel Mann • Julie Mellor • Diane Mulholland Amanda Oosthuizen • Kathy Pimlott • Tina Sederholm • Emma Simon • Sue Spiers • Jayne Stanton • Aly Stoneman • David Troupes


Original Short Fiction by:

Rosie Garland • Florence Sunnen • Ren Watson


Plus Reviews, including:

Dzifa Benson Reviews:

Hera Lindsay Bird, Natalie Burdett, John Fennelly and Keith Hutson


Jonathan Davidson Reviews:

John Challis, Sophie Herxheimer and Dennis Casling


Pam Thompson Reviews:

Kitty Cole, Ailsa Holland and Rebecca Bird


Deborah Tyler-Bennett Reviews:

Ramona Herdman, Lucy Anderson and Matthew Stewart


Peter Carpenter reviews:

Robyn Bolam and Rory Waterman


Poetry Editors: Jane Commane & Matt Merritt

Reviews Editor: Maria Taylor


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We welcome submissions of poetry and short fiction to Under the Radar magazine, but please take note of the following guidelines and our open submissions dates.


  • All submissions for Under the Radar must be made online through our Submittable portal, during our open submissions dates. Please contact us if you are not able to access Submittable online to arrange alternative method of submission. Please do not send submissions to the main Nine Arches Press email address.


  • Please do not make multiple submissions, either by sending us work you have also simultaneously submitted to other magazines, competitions or publications, or by sending us further work to consider before we have responded to your first submission. We cannot consider submissions that ignore this request.


  • In addition, please do not submit and then withdraw work because you have sent it to another magazine in between and had part or all of your submission accepted for publication elsewhere. This can result in other people losing out on the opportunity to be published if you work has already been longlisted or shortlisted, and wastes a great deal of time for editors who have taken care and time to consider your writing.


  • Please submit no more than six poems, or a maximum 2,500-3000 words of short fiction.


  • Please only submit previously unpublished work.


  • Please include a covering letter with your full postal address, as well as a short biographical note (in the third person of no more than 50 words).


  • We are not able to offer payment for poems or short stories selected for publication in the magazine.


  • To ensure plenty of variety, we do not feature the same poets in consecutive issues. Please allow at least six months before submitting to the magazine again if we have already published some of your poems in the most recent issue.


  • We do receive a high volume of submissions, so please allow at least 12 weeks from the close of the submissions window for our reply.


If you do have a query about submission, which is not covered by these guidelines, you can contact us here.



We will be accepting submissions of poetry and short fiction for Under the Radar between during following dates:



May 1st - 31st 2018

November 1st - 30th 2018




June 1st - 30th 2018

December 1st - 31st 2018




To send us your poems or short fiction for Under the Radar magazine, just click the Submittable button here.


We look forward to reading your poetry and short fiction. Good luck!