The Reader magazine

“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 magazine 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 We welcome submissions of previously unpublished poetry, fiction, essays, readings and thoughts.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


The Reader Magazine Submission Guidelines

Submissions for The Reader magazine are currently closed, we anticipate they will re-open in Summer 2019. Futher details will be posted on this page when available.

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