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 31



Tom Bailey • Miranda Lynn Barnes • Nisha Bhakoo • Sharon Black • Claire Burnett

Tim Tim Cheng • David Clarke • Cherry Doyle • Mark Fiddes • Camille Francois

Dawn Gorman • Livvy Hanks • Nicholas Hogg • Jane Kite • Fiona Larkin • Jim Maguire

Roy Marshall • Andrea Mbarushimana • Camille McCawley • Francis-Xavier Mukiibi

Nashwa Nasreldin • Joanna Nissel • Dan O’Brien • Kathryn Pallant • Michelle Penn

Stuart Pickford • Colin Pink • Wendy Pratt • D A Prince • Catherine Redford • Don Rogers • Caroline Smith • Jayne Stanton • Paul Stephenson • Julia Stothard • Jacqueline Thompson


Ruth Gilchrist • Michael Conley • Jorge López LLorente


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Under the Radar is a magazine of new contemporary writing and is published three times a year by Nine Arches Press. We welcome submissions of new poetry and short fiction to Under the Radar.

We especially welcome submissions of new work by writers from diverse backgrounds who have been traditionally under-represented in literature and publishing, and actively encourage women, writers of colour, LGBTQ+, Disabled, D/deaf, and low-income writers to consider sending us their work.

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.

• Please only submit previously unpublished work.

• Send up to six poems, or a maximum 2,500 words of short fiction.

• We accept submissions from anywhere in the world.

• We do advise you familiarise yourself with the magazine first before sending your poems - you can buy a single issue or subscription here, and your support helps to keep the magazine in print:Under the Radar magazine (ninearchespress.com)

• All submissions must be made online through our Submittable portal during our open submission dates (see opposite). Please contact us if you are not able to access Submittable online to arrange alternative method of submission. Please do not otherwise send your work to the Nine Arches Press email or postal addresses.

• To send your submission, please visit: www.ninearchespress.com/magazine.html

November poetry submission windows are themed; please send work that responds thematically in compelling and surprising ways. The connection to the theme can be interpreted freely and does not need to be obvious, so we encourage you to keep it curious!

• Please do not make multiple submissions by sending 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. In addition, please do not submit and then withdraw work once submitted.

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

• Unfortunately, we are not able to offer payment for poems or short stories selected for publication in the magazine but we do send a complimentary copy of the magazine and offer discounts on subscription for featured writers. 10 free magazine subscriptions for low income writers who do not currently have a subscription to the magazine are made available annually every September. 

• 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 published some of your poems in the most recent issue.

• We receive a high volume of submissions. Please allow at least 12 weeks from the close of the submissions window for our reply. We always respond to every submission.

Under the Radar magazine will be open to submissions of poetry and short fiction on the following dates:


1st May – 7th June 2023

1st November – 7th December 2023 Theme: Sound


1st June – 7th July 2023

1st December 2023 – 7th January 2024

    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:


    1st May – 7th June 2023

    1st November – 7th December 2023 Theme: Sound


    1st June – 7th July 2023

    1st December 2023 – 7th January 2024


    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!