With our next tribute deadline fast approaching, I wanted to send everyone in our database a quick reminder about upcoming publishing opportunities at Rattle.
While I’m at it, I’d also like to remind you that we’re now a fully paying market—everything in print receives $50, while online-only work receives $25. 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—note that we’ve decided to return to featuring split issues, with a theme taking up half the space in each one. We’re also looking for new topical poems each week for our amazingly successful Poets Respond series (which has already receive a good amount of media attention, including an enthusiastic write-up in the LA Times: http://www.latimes.com/books/jacketcopy/la-et-jc-rattle-poets-respond-news-20140828-story.html).
Issue #47 – Japanese Forms – Deadline: October 15th
Next spring we’ll be publishing an issue focused on Japanese forms: haiku, senryu, 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 four pages of poems, instead of the usual four poems. Your use of the style may be strict or loose (haiku, for example, need not adhere to 5-7-5). We’ve already accepted some experimental concrete haiku, as well as a strict 17-syllable set by Billy Collins, which demonstrates the range of what we’re looking for—but there’s still plenty of room, so share yours by the 15th!