We like poetry. We like poetry that speaks of the modern world and its concerns. We like the bleak, the nihilstic. We have a strong preference for free verse over formal verse. If you would like to see your poetry in Rain Dogs, send up to 6 poems of up to thirty lines plus a biog of upto 50 words to us at

Sadly, all we are able to offer as payment is a contributor's copy for poets in the UK or an electronic copy  for poets outside the UK.