Decanto Magazine - Editor: Lisa Stewart
The poetry magazine/anthology, for those who wish to be freed from the ties of writing in just the contemporary style.
We are an independent totally self-funded poetry magazine, who wish to offer poets the freedom to write in what ever style they wish. The current edition can be viewed by clicking the picture on the right, where you will see some examples of our contributors’ work. We are always on the lookout for new writers, so please do not hesitate to submit some of your work. If you would like to submit some for consideration, please refer to our submission guidelines for further details. We are always interested in seeing new writers!
Current Edition: Please refer to the New Issue page for more details of how to order the current edition and back issues as well as the current prices.
Subscriptions: We offer readers the chance to subscribe to Decanto magazine. The price for a years subscription (4 issues) is currently £22.00 (UK) / £28.00 (for the rest of the world). All prices include P&P. Please contact us if you require a subscription form or any other details.
Important changes to Decanto from February 2013
I would like to bring to your attention the Decanto changes for 2013. As of February 2013, we will be changing from 6 editions per year to 4. This is mainly due to workload as it is a very tight schedule and involves a lot of work to get the editions ready every two months. Not only that, but changing it to 4 editions means that subscriptions will be slightly cheaper. We are constantly trying to think of ways of aiding Decanto’s survival, and as you are aware, with the continuing postal charges and other costs rising, we have to strive to make Decanto sustainable for the future.
This change won’t affect those of you who have already subscribed, as the money paid will be carried over. All submissions for the April edition 2013 will be placed in the May edition instead. The 4 editions per year will be February, May, August, November. We are aware of how pushed for space we already are and of course losing the two extra editions per year will mean that we will have to be extra selective in choosing from the hundreds of submissions we receive. Please don’t take this personally if your work is not selected, but we will of course be losing 160 pages in this cut back, so space will be even tighter. Thank you all for your continued support and I look forward to reading more of your work in the future.
Best Wishes - L M Stewart (editor)
For poets ordering a SUBSCRIPTION from WITHIN the UK ONLY:
The current price for subscription is £22.00 - A saving of £2.80 over the full cost of four issues. Please select the start issue that you require from the drop down box. (If no start date is given, your subscription will start from the CURRENT edition.)
For poets ordering a SUBSCRIPTION from the EU and ROW:
The current price for subscription is £28.00 - A saving of £4.76 over the full cost of four issues. Please select the start issue that you require from the drop down box. (If no start date is given, your subscription will start from the CURRENT edition.)
For poets ordering a EBOOK SUBSCRIPTION:
The current price for subscription is £15.00 . Please select the start issue and format that you require from the drop down box. (If no start date is given, your subscription will start from the CURRENT edition.) The ebooks will be sent as an email attachment to your supplied email address. This option is only available via paypal.
If you would like to submit some poems, please read the following carefully.
Although we will try to respond as quickly as possible, please allow up to 4-6 weeks for a response to your submission.
If you wish to submit some poems then please send them to -
Decanto editor - Lisa Stewart
How often is Decanto published?
Currently, it is published 4 times per year. The publication dates are normally within the first week of February, May, August, and November
Do you accept submissions from overseas poets?
Yes. We welcome submissions from poets living overseas. The only thing we ask is that they are written in English.
Do you offer subscriptions?
Yes. Details are at the top of this page
Do contributors receive a complimentary copy of the magazine?
Sorry, as in common with a lot of other totally self-funded magazines (ie we do not receive any grants or funding), we are unfortunately unable to send out free copies to our contributors. We rely on sales of the magazine to fund the materials and postage etc to ensure that the magazine can continue. The only exception however, is the 'Centre Stage Poet', who will receive a free copy upon publication of the issue that they are in.
Who or what is the 'Centre Stage Poet'?
Each month, the magazine features a poet, who along with their work and a biography of themselves, share their views about poetry old and new and the kind of things that inspire their work.
How should non UK poets pay for copies of the magazine or other purchases if unable to use PayPal?
Copies are available to purchase via PayPal (go to the Latest Decanto page). Otherwise our preferred method of payment is either a cheque drawn against UK funds, or International Money Orders made out in UK Pounds Stirling (GBP). Both items should be made payable to Lisa Stewart. Failing that, cash in your local currency will do the trick.