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 18 is out now and features new poetry by:


Catherine Ayres • Jennie Bailey • Ben Banyard • Sarah Barnsley • Luke Beddow • Jane Burn • Ilzė Butkutė • Joe Caldwell • John Challis • Ellie Danak • Anna De Vaul • Josh Ekroy • Rebecca Farmer • D.G. Geis • Giles Goodland • Hilary Hares • Anas Hassan • Ramona Herdman • Robin Houghton • Karen Leeder • Fran Lock • Edward Long • Andrew McDonnell • Martin Monahan • Jessica Mookherjee • Lee Nash • Stuart Pickford • Jean Riley • Dan Ryder • Joshua Schouten de Jel • Josephine Shaw • Beth Somerford • Fiona Theokritoff • Alex Toms • Louise Tondeur • Andrew Turner • Robin Vaughan Williams • Bogusia Wardein • Rory Waterman • Cathy Whittaker


Plus Original Short Fiction by:

Malachi McIntosh • Brindley Hallam Dennis • Merryn Williams



Poetry Editors: Jane Commane & Matt Merritt

Reviews Editor: Maria Taylor




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  • Please only submit previously unpublished work.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.


  • 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 February - 28th February 2017

(for issue 20, Summer 2017)



1st June - 30th June 2017

(for issue 21, Winter 2017)



1st October - 31st October 2017

(for issue 22, Spring 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!