Before I get to our special calls, I want to emphasize the fact that we are always open to submissions from any poet, in any style, on any topic. Half of every issue is open poetry, and our general submissions window never closes.
If you’re wondering what to submit: We try to keep the magazine as eclectic as possible. I’m always in search of ideas, images, metaphors, concepts, and perspectives that I’ve never heard before. Poetry should be expansive – I want to see the world in new ways. We love lyrical poetry; we love meter and rhyme, free verse, and experimentation. We love long poems and short poems – don’t get hung up on styles. Send us your favorite unpublished poems and they might become ours, too.
General submissions are always welcome. To share yours, go to our Submittable page https://rattle.submittable.com/submit
and select the “General” category.