Welcome to the Nine Arches Press and Under the Radar magazine submissions portal.

You can submit short fiction and poetry to Under the Radar magazine here. 

Under the Radar magazine will be open to submissions of poetry and short fiction on the following dates in 2019 and 2020:


November 1st - 30th 2019 (Themed issue: ‘Changes’)

May 1st - 31st 2020

November 1st - 30th 2020 (Themed issue: ‘The Elements’)


December 1st - 31st 2019

June 1st - 30th 2020

December 1st - 31st 2020

We strongly advise that you please read the guidelines for submission for each category carefully before submitting your writing to the magazine.

You can also submit full poetry collections for Nine Arches Press to consider for publication here. 

We will be open to submissions of poetry collection manuscripts on the following dates in 2020:

  •  1st - 30th April 2020
  •  1st  - 30th October 2020


Please note that we are not currently accepting submissions of poetry pamphlets, children's poetry or illustrated books. 

We strongly advise you read our submissions guidelines in full here before submitting poetry to Nine Arches Press, and familiarise yourself with our publications. 


1st - 30th June 2020 for ISSUE 26 (SUMMER 2020)


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 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 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• Please only submit previously unpublished work.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 a maximum 2,500 words of short fiction.

• We accept submissions from anywhere in the world.• All submissions must be made online through our Submittable portal during our open submission dates (see below). 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.

• 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 short fiction on the following dates in  2020:


June 1st - 30th 2020

December 1st - 31st 2020

If you do have a query about submission, which is not covered by these guidelines, you can contact us at:  mail@ninearchespress.com 

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