Next month's Snakeskin will be a special issue, devoted to poems that are useful.
Too often poetry is decried as useless, good-for nothing. We want to dispute this.
Please send us poems that do a useful job.
Mnemonics, verse recipes, instructions on how to do a household task, advice to the lovelorn. Counselling for the COVID-stricken. You get the idea.
Send your poems before February 27th, please.

Send your poems to, in the body of an email, please. I'm not very fond of attachments.

For details of the editor's latest collection, Old and Bookish, please click on the cover picture below.

old and bookish



Send your poems to uk, in the body of an email.


Two blog posts may be of interest to potential contributors to Snakeskin .
The first, on "How Snakeskin Works", explains the simple procedure by which contributions are selected for a month's issue.

The second, called "Don't" offers some tips to novice poets, detailing a few of the things that might make an editor take against your work.