Tribute Calls

For Submissions


While we’re always open to regular submissions of all forms of poetry and artwork, every issue of Rattle includes a special tribute dedicated to some ethnic, vocational, or stylistic group. We’re also looking for essays on specific subjects. Listed below are our upcoming calls for submissions, along with their deadlines. These calls are subject to change at any time, with the more distant issues less certain. To submit for a tribute, just follow the regular guidelines and mention that you’d like it to be considered for the tribute, or be sure to select the appropriate category on our Submittable manager.


#49 – Fall 2015 – Scientists


Poetry & Essays: This issue will be dedicated to Scientists. The poems may be written in any style, subject, or length, but must be written by poets who have degrees or have had careers in the sciences. Please explain how this applies to you when you submit, or we won’t be able to consider it for the theme. We’d love to read any longer narrative essays about the connection between poetry and science. Our issues don’t always include essays, but we’re always happy to read them when relevant. Please query with any questions. Essays can be any length, and it’s fine to send both poems and an essay at the same time. Submit your unpublished poems or essays here.

Deadline: April 15, 2015


Further Down the Line

We have many ideas, which will be announced as soon as we’re sure of them, but we’re always open to suggestions. If you have any ideas for tributes, or essays on any subject, please write to us. We’re listening.