Fiona Farrelly

Poem of the Week | Submission Window Now Open

After a brief hiatus, HeadStuff Poetry is back! Our submission window is now open for our Poem of the Week Spring/Summer Series 2022, and we want to hear from you. Submissions are open until March 31st 2022.

What are we looking for?

At HeadStuff we seek poems that engage, poems that nestle under the skin and linger long after they have been read. We are looking for poems that celebrate the ordinary and call attention to things overlooked; poetry that points to beauty in unlikely places and poems that make us pause and reconsider our point of view, or our place in the world. We are looking for poets that show a keen interest in words and a playfulness with language, but most of all we want poems that are well written. If you have a poem that is honest and well crafted, send it on, we’d love to read it.

We would love to hear from you if you are a spoken-word poet, if you write haiku, iambic pentameter, or the wildest of free verse.

To get an idea of the kind of things we have published before, you can read previous Poems of the Week here. Don’t be put off if none of those voices sound like you, we are always looking for new voices too. The submission window is now open!

Submission Guidelines:

  • Send up to four poems for consideration (but don’t feel you have to send four, if you only have one that you are happy with, don’t crowd it out with work that isn’t ready, just send it on its own and let it shine.)
  • We accept simultaneous submissions, just let us know if it is accepted elsewhere
  • Email submissions to [email protected], please include ‘Poem of the Week’ in the subject of your submission
  • All articles/poems should be submitted in .doc/,docx format
  • Recordings of poetry also accepted, but sound must be of a high quality. Please submit in the format you would like the poem to appear e.g. Soundcloud/Youtube video
  • Include in your submission your name, contact details and a brief bio, no longer than 100 words.

Deadline: 31st March 2022

Email: [email protected]

Keep an eye on our Facebook page and Twitter for updates on future competitions and poetry submission opportunities.

We accept submissions on a continuous basis for Unbound and contributing articles. Read below for more details.


For Unbound features we publish a series of poems (up to 6) by a single poet. We encourage poets to submit photographs/images/videos that could accompany their poems (please ensure you have permission to use these). Please submit 3-6 poems and include ‘Unbound’ in the subject line of your submission.

Contributing Articles

We are also seeking submissions of articles/ reviews. If you would like to contribute Poetry Book Reviews/Interviews/Essays/Reviews on Poetry Performances/ or long form articles, please do get in touch. If you haven’t written for HeadStuff before send on a brief proposal first.

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