FIRE is a poetry magazine with a big reputation and represents big value for money. It appears twice a year (March, October) and each issue contains 170 pages of poetry (mostly) and some prose. It is radical, multicultural and international in outlook, and publishes a broad range of poetry from around the world. It tends towards the more alternative end of the poetry spectrum, and is interested in poetry with heart, spirit, imagination, innovation, risk-taking, open-endedness, and most of all poems that have something to say. Not neat, tight, closed, clever, cynical, fashionable poems.
FIRE exists to promote unknown, little-known, new or unpublished writers and to include features on young writers and poems by children.
Although FIRE is on e-mail, the printed magazine remains its format.
ALL submissions must be by snail-mail, and must include a stamped addressed envelope.
FIRE is available at some specialist libraries and bookshops, and at some poetry festivals, but most copies are sold by mail-order.
Single copies cost £5.00; a subscription for two issues costs £7.00; a subscription for three issues costs £9.00. Please send a cheque or postal order made out to FIRE.
To subscribe or submit, send to:
Field Cottage, Old White Hill,
Oxon, OX5 3AB, UK.