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 us:
#47 – Spring 2015 – Japanese Forms
Poetry: This issue will be dedicated to Japanese forms. The poems may be written by any poet, in any subject or length, but must use a traditional or adapted Japanese form: haiku, renga, tanka, haibun, etc. Translations welcome, as well. Though it’s not necessary to include this with your submission, contributor notes will be a short explanation of why you like to use these forms in your poetry—so feel free to include your thoughts with the submission if you’d like.
Essays: And if a short contributor note isn’t enough, we’d love to read any longer narrative essays about what draws you to write in Japanese forms. 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.
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, 2014
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.