Precarious times call for more poetry: more ecopoetry, more political poetry, more poems of beauty and daring.
Finished Creatures is a platform for new and established poets: a carefully printed magazine, produced with an eye for detail and originality.
Here you will find poets engaging with the realities of the Anthropocene. You’ll find work that considers human and non-human beings with equal interest and affinity, and which sometimes explores the territory in between.
Alongside environmental and ecopoetry are poems that draw on personal experience, politics, myth and science to express something new and restless.
Launch Issue Spring 2019
Issue one of Finished Creatures will be launched in spring 2019. The theme for this first edition will be AIRBORNE – to be interpreted widely and wildly.
A six-week submissions window opens on December 10th, closing on January 21st (see below for more details).
The magazine is edited by Jan Heritage with contributions from guest editors.
Jan has a publishing background and was Promotions Manager for Faber and Faber. Her own work has been widely published in UK magazines and anthologies. She has Masters degrees in American Literature (Sussex) and in Creative Writing (Royal Holloway) where she specialised in Ecopoetics.
Please submit up to four poems within the following window:
10th December 2018 to 21st January 2019
All poems must be previously unpublished in print or online. Please send your poems by email, attached as a single word document to:
We will acknowledge your submission by email and aim to reply within three weeks of the window closing.