While we’re always open to regular submissions of poetry, e-reviews, essays on writing, and artwork, every odd issue of Rattle features 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. If you have any questions, feel free to email Tim Green:
#43 – Spring 2014 – Love Poems
Poetry: This issue will be dedicated to love poems of every variety. Poems may be any style or length, they may be traditional, formal, experimental—any kind of poem you’d like, as long as it can be considered a love poem, the more unique the better.
Essays: We’d like to publish a few personal narrative essays about love poems—love poems you wrote, love poems you’ve received, the relationship between love and poetry, etc. Our preference is always an engaging, non-academic essay, which focuses on some aspect of the theme. Please query with any questions. Essays can be any length.
Artwork: We still need cover and internal art for this issue. Photography, paintings, or collages relating to the theme will all be considered. Submissions are accepted as lo-res email attachments (jpegs preferred), or by mail on a CD. Production will require hi-res images (300dpi @ 9.25″ x 6.125″).
Deadline: October 15, 2013
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.