Call for Submissions: Poems for adda | Deadline 30 November

adda is Commonwealth Writers’s online magazine.

We are looking to commission new poetry for publication in 2019 as part of our programme of genre-diverse publishing. We are interested in a wide range of subjects: a look at the site will show you what we have published in the past and – equally – what is missing.

We are looking to select a broad range of poetry both in thematic and formal terms. Entries by voices or on topics we deem to receive less attention from poetry publications are welcomed.

All commissions are paid.

Please note that although adda publishes fiction, non-fiction and poetry in this instance we are only seeking poetry.

No previously published work will be considered, whether previously published in print or online.  We will, however, consider new translations into English of work published in other languages.  Please note, we can only accept submissions from citizens of Commonwealth countries. We accept simultaneous submissions, on the understanding you will inform us immediately if the text is accepted for publication elsewhere. There are no subject restrictions.

To respond to this call please send us:

  1. Up to two poems only (no word count, but a maximum five pages in total)
  2. A description of your writing history (300 words max)
  3. Your personal details (including your full name, nationality, gender, postal address, email address, telephone number and Skype name).

Please send your submissions to by 11:59pm (in your time zone) 30 November 2018 with the subject heading adda poetry submission’.

You’ll hear back from us by 30 January 2019.