The Dark Horse was founded in 1995 by the Scottish poet Gerry Cambridge. It is an international literary magazine committed to British, Irish and American poetry, and is published from Scotland. We like to think that the journal is characterised by a clear-sighted scepticism and an eye for the genuine. We understand that hype, in its presumption of consensus, is irrelevant to readers of any individuality. Not that we equate poetry with solemnity. We are, by turns, or sometimes simultaneously, serious, wry, humorous, iconoclastic.
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Country of Publication & Year Established
| United Kingdom
||Established in 1995
Publication Medium & Frequency
|PPrint Publication ||Print Publication||Published 2 x per year.
While we are glad to print poetry in metre and rhyme, we remember Randall Jarrell’s “Where poems have hearts, a metronome is beating here.” We believe that we can recognise poems of sound heart. Not being evangelical or overly partisan, we also print compelling free verse.
- Open to a broad Audience.
- Poetry Forms:
- Formal verse, Free verse, Metrical, Rhyming.
- Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary.
- Open to all/most Topics.
|PPoem Poem||No line limits known; Up to 6 pieces.|
- We list broad pay categories rather than payment specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
|NNo monetary payment No monetary payment.|
| No|| OK|| No|| OK||Text format submissions |
- Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.
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