The Reader magazine Subscriptions


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“The Reader is one of the best things to thump through the letter box. . . Full of pithy, passionate and precise things.” Seamus Heaney

Published quarterly since 1997, The Reader magazine offers the whole literary mix with new fiction and poetry, classic and neglected works, interview with leading figures in the arts, thought-pieces, insight and advice on Shared Reading, research into the benefits of reading news from the wider world of books.

The Reader showcases great writing from well known names and new voices side by side. We welcome submissions of previously unpublished poetry, fiction, essays, readings and thoughts. See our Submission Guidelines for more information.

“Just what real readers need – good writing and good thinking about writing and reading.” A.S. Byatt

An annual subscription to The Reader buys you four editions of the magazine delivered to your door throughout the year. This subscription saves 15% on the cover price and includes postage and packaging.

To pay for your subscription via Direct Debit click here to download a form and email it across to along with your name, postal address and a contact number.

Individual and backdated copies of previous editions are also available for purchase here.

For more news and features on literature, Shared Reading and the latest from The Reader visit our blog.

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Individual UK, Individual International, Institution UK, Institution International