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 15th
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 firstname.lastname@example.org by April 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.
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