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 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 To submit for a tribute, just mail us up to four previously unpublished poems and mention that you’d like it to be considered for the theme, or be sure to select the appropriate category on our Submittable manager.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 $200 per poem and a complimentary print subscription.

 

#84 – Summer 2024 – Ghazals

Poetry: Our Summer 2024 issue will feature a Tribute to the Ghazal. The poems may be any subject or length, but must be written in the ghazal form. The ghazal is one of the most popular and moving forms in the world, and we hope to explore a range of styles and uses, similar to our past Tribute to the Sonnet issue. Please be sure to select the Ghazals category and include a contributor’s note about who you worked with an how you worked together.

Artwork: We still need cover art for this issue. To submit something relevant to the theme, use the artwork category on Submittable.

Deadline: January 15, 2024

#85 – Fall 2024 – Musicians

Poetry: Our Fall 2024 issue will feature a Tribute to Musicians. The relationship between music and poetry is self-evident, and we want to explore how music in the air in forms poems on the page. The poems may be any style or subject, but must be written who have been professional musicians at some point in their lives. Please be sure to select the Musician category and include a contributor’s note about your music experience and how it affects your poetry.

Artwork: We still need cover art for this issue. To submit something relevant to the theme, use the artwork category on Submittable.

Deadline: April 15, 2024

 

 

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.