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Nancy Simpson's LIVING ABOVE THE FROST LINE, New and Selected Poems was published by Carolina Wren Press (N.C. Laureate Series, 2010.) She is the author of ACROSS WATER and NIGHT STUDENT, State Street Press, still available on WWW at Alibris and Books Again. Her poems have been published in Southern Poetry Review, Prairie Schooner, The Georgia Review and other literary magazines. "Carolina Bluebirds" was published in THE POETS GUIDE TO THE BIRDS, Anhinga Press). "Grass" was reprinted in the 50th Anniversary Issue of Southern Poetry Review: DON'T LEAVE HUNGRY ( U.of Arkansas Press.) Seven poems were reprinted in the textbook, SOUTHERN APPALACHIAN POETRY,(McFarland.) Two poems were published in SOLO CAFE, Two more poems were published in SOLO NOVO."In the Nantahala Gorge" was published in Pisgah Review. "Studying Winter" was reprinted in Pirene's Fountain Anthology and "The Collection" in Collecting Life Anthology. Most recently, Southern Poetry Review Edited by James Smith, published "Our Great Depression," and The Southern Poetry Anthology Vol. VII: NORTH CAROLINA,Edited by William Wright, reprinted "Leaving in the Dead of Winter."

Wednesday, March 26, 2014


Timothy Green, Editor of Rattle in California is calling for your poems. Submit now. Details here.

Dear Nancy Simpson,

With our next tribute deadline fast approaching, I wanted to send everyone a quick reminder about upcoming publishing opportunities at Rattle.

While I’m at it, I’m also happy to announce that we’re now paying professional rates for every poem we publish: $50/each. So not only do we provide one of the largest audiences for poetry in the world, we also get to pay you—I hope we’ll always be one of the first places you send your best poems! We never solicit work directly from anyone, so we always rely on a high volume of quality submissions to make our issues special.

Anyway, here are the calls for submissions:


Issue #45 – Poets of Faith – Deadline: April 15

Our fall issue will be dedicated to Poets of Faith—and by that we mean poets who are adherents to a specific religious faith tradition. In a slight revision to the guidelines, the poems themselves need not be about faith, so long as the poet qualifies. After reading an early batch of submissions, we realized that your spirituality will be embodied somehow in your poetry, even if that’s not what you’re writing about explicitly, and it’s much more interesting to explore the subtle ways that faith affects the work.

So if you consider yourself a Poet of Faith, see our guidelines page, but the gist is this: Send up to six poems on any subject and a note explaining why you qualify to submissions@rattle.com by April 15


Issue #47 – Japanese Forms – Deadline: October 15th

Next spring we’ll be publishing an issue focused on Japanese forms: haiku, renga, tanka, haibun, etc. Nothing matters but the style of the poems, so that should be self-explanatory. Some of the forms are very short, so we’ll say up to six pages of poems, instead of the usual six poems.


Issues #46, #48, #50, etc. – Open Poetry – Deadline: None

Don’t forget that every even issue (summer and winter) has no theme—we just want the best poems we can find, regardless of who wrote what, why, or how. So send us your best work, any time. We read year-round, reply in a month or two (or three, occasionally, I’m sorry), and always love to get a chance to see what you’ve been up to. Don’t hesitate to share.


Our general guidelines are here: http://www.rattle.com/poetry/submissions/guidelines/  We’ve also finally added a Submittable option, if you prefer that system. But if you have any other questions or comments, feel free to ask me directly.

Best wishes,

P.S. If you’ve already sent work for the Poets of Faith tribute and haven’t heard back, please be patient; we’re focusing on getting caught up on submissions this week. And if you already sent some that we didn’t take, don’t hesitate to send others before the deadline. We’re very hard to please—I know it’s frustrating, but we have to be/get to be. But just because one set of poems didn’t work doesn’t mean the next won’t.

Timothy Green
Editor / Rattle
12411 Ventura Blvd / Studio City, CA 91604
tim@rattle.com / www.rattle.com

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