Some South African poetry magazines

I have gathered the details of a few South African poetry magazines for reference. Please let me know if you spot information here that is out of date. This list is quite old.


Small independent poetry publisher with an occasional magazine. Email: botsotso&, Postal address: Postnet Suite 136, Private Bag X2600, Houghton, South Africa.


Small poetry magazine publishing the best of South African new poetry. Postal address: PO Box 375, Cape Town, 8000, South Africa.


A quarterly, international(ist) revue of new writing and imaging on African arts cultures, politics. “We seek unconventional essays, memoirs, reviews, poetry, short stories and forms not listed here (and nowhere else) in all South African languages plus French and Portuguese.” Postal address: Chimurenga Magazine, PO.Box 15117, Vlaeberg, 8016, South Africa.

New Coin

Literary magazine. Postal address: c/o ISEA, Rhodes University, PO Box 94, Grahamstown, 6140, South Africa.

New Contrast

Founded in 1960 as Contrast, it has published many of South Africa’s most distinguished writers and is indexed by the MLA international bibliography. Postal address: New Contrast, PO Box 44844, Claremont, 7735, Cape Town, South Africa.

Poetry International – South Africa

Online poetry magazine representing a range of South African poetry. Poetry International is not open to submissions, they select poets who are establishing and have established themselves in South African poetry. Nonetheless, it’s a great place to find, read and learn from leading South African poets.

If any of these details are incorrect, please let me know.

9 thoughts on “Some South African poetry magazines

  1. Hi Arthur, how are you? Can you please contact me, regarding poetry and getting them in magazines. Thank you so much for your time.


  2. Could you please help me in finding out how to publish my poem. First time publisher

  3. Hi1 I’m in the process of publishing my poetry book, I would also like to publish them in the South African Poetry magazines, please provide some guidance.


  4. i am refugee poet who is a victim of xenophobia in republic of southafrica have more than one hundred poems embellished by rhymes,i need a publisher.

  5. Good day,
    I’m a young Namibia poet who wants to sell his poetry..whom can I contact?

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