Submissions for Issue two of the Pocketry Almanack have now closed and I am busy reading them all with great pleasure. Poets and artists from Europe, the Americas and Australia have submitted their work for consideration. It's wonderful to know that poetry is alive and well and that there are... Read more →


Did you know that as well as publishing emerging and aspiring poets, Pocketry also publishes poems in languages other than English? I think it's unfair to limit or restrict access to publication in literary journals to only those who can speak a particular language. As if being proficient in English... Read more →


The Almanack is tiny. It measures 7.5 x 10.5 cm ( 3" x 4"). And there are only 8 pages which includes the contents on the cover. All this is to say, keep your poems for the Almanack short. A maximum length of 18 lines (including lines breaks) and a... Read more →


Pocketry publishes work from aspiring and emerging poets who haven't yet been published in a literary journal. The poems between the pages of a Pocketry Almanack come from poets who are still learning their craft. They are writing and editing. Sending out their stuff to journals and getting rejected. But... Read more →


What's in a name? As Shakespeare once famously said, 'A rose by any other name would sell as sweet.' But would a pocket-sized, poetry almanack with a different name be as good? One certainly hopes so as I've just had to change the name of this web site and the... Read more →


Poetry is a beautiful form of writing with many different styles to choose from. You can choose one of the traditional styles or go your own way with free verse. Reasons for writing poetry vary. For many people it is a way of expressing and processing their thoughts and emotions... Read more →


Before opening the Pocketry Almanack for submissions, I had to create a prototype of the journal to discover exactly what was needed from contributors. First I had to figure out how to create an instant book and then how to create a template that could edited, printed and reproduced easily.... Read more →


An almanack is an annual calendar with important data and statistics such as tides and planetary movements. It can also be handbook of important information. The Pocketry Almanack doesn’t quite fit either definition but the word almanack conjures up printing presses and hand distributed leaflets. It’s this tactile world I... Read more →