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. 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. As always, submissions are free, and payment for publication is $100 per poem and a complimentary print subscription.

 

#55 – Spring 2017 – Civil Servant Poets

Poetry: This issue will feature a tribute to civil servants. The poems may be written on any subject, in any style or length, but must be written by those who have worked a significant amount of time for a non-military governmental department or agency (whether U.S., foreign, or international). Please explain how this applies to you and how this work affects your poetry 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 work in the civil service—we want to explore the range of work that civil servants are producing. If using Submittable, please be sure to select the Civil Servant 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, 2016

 

#56 – Summer 2017 – Poets with Mental Illness

Poetry: This issue will feature a tribute to poets with mental illness. The poems may be any subject or length, but must written by poets who have themselves lived with mental illness. The poems need not be about mental health—our goal is to honor these poets by sharing the diverse creative work that they’re producing, while helping to raise awareness and diminish the associated cultural stigma. Please explain how this applies to you 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. If using Submittable, please be sure to select the Poets with Mental Illness 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: January 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.