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 19 is out now and features new poetry by:


Mara Bergman • Daniel Bennett • Siddhartha Bose • Alison Brackenbury • Carole Bromley • Goran Čolakhodžić • Kay Cotton • Gram Joel Davies • Amir Darwish • Olivia Dawson • Craig Dobson • Julian Dobson • Sue Dymoke • Lydia Harris • Mary Hastilow • Liz Hayward • Tom Hemsley • Andy Hopkins • Usha Kishore • Michael Loveday • Richie McCaffery • Ian McLachlan • Pat Marum • Jason Monios • Abigail Morley • Jane Murray Bird • Rennie Parker • Linda Rose Parkes • Yogesh Patel • Cheryl Pearson • Michelle Penn • D A Prince • Meryl Pugh • Selina Rodrigues • Shauna Robertson • Julie-ann Rowell • Jacqueline Saphra • Brigid Sivill • William Stephenson • Matthew Stewart • Sarah Watkinson • Jane Wheeler



Plus original Short Fiction by:

Anatoly Kudryavitsky • Nat Newman • Leila Segal




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


  • Please only submit previously unpublished work.


  • 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 it 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 time for editors who have taken care and time to consider your writing.


  • 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 open to international submissions.


  • 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.



In 2017, we will be accepting submissions of poetry and short fiction for Under the Radar between during following dates:



1st December - 31st December 2017

(for issue 22)





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!