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 social, vocational, or stylistic group. 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 To submit for a tribute, just mail us up to four previously unpublished poems and mention that you’d like it to be considered for the theme, or be sure to select the appropriate category on our Submittable manager. As always, submissions are free, and payment for publication is $100 per poem and a complimentary print subscription.
#59 – Spring 2018 – Immigrant Poets
Poetry: This issue will feature Immigrant Poets. The poems may be written on any subject, in any style or length, but must be written by those who no longer reside in the country of their birth. Please explain how this applies to you and affects your poetry, if at all, in your contributor note. We no longer publish prose essays, but instead use these contributor notes as micro-essays at the back of each issue. The poems themselves don’t have to be about immigration—we want to celebrate and explore the range of work that immigrant poets are producing. If using Submittable, please be sure to select the Immigrant Poets category.
Artwork: We still need cover art for this issue. To submit, use the artwork category on Submittable. Rarely we publish internal black and white art that relates to the theme—though usually we’d rather use the space for as much poetry as possible.
Deadline: October 15, 2017
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, please write to us. We’re listening.