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 To submit for a tribute, just mail us up to four previously unpublished poems and mention that you’d like it to be considered for the theme, or be sure to select the appropriate category on our Submittable manager.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.
#75 – Spring 2022 – Librarians
Poetry: Our Spring 2022 issue will feature a Tribute to Librarians. The poems may be any subject, style, or length, but must written by poets who have worked as librarians for a significant portion of their lives. Our intention is to highlight the important role librarians play in literature and to highlight to poetic work librarians are producing, regardless of topic. Please be sure to select the Tribute to Librarians category.
Artwork: We still need cover art for this issue and would like to use work by a librarian, if possible. To submit something relevant to the theme, use the artwork category on Submittable.
Deadline: November 1, 2021
#77 – Fall 2022 – Translation
Poetry: Our Fall 2022 issue will feature a Tribute to Translation. The poems may be any subject, style, or length, but must be translations of poems into English from other languages. The goal is to highlight the important work translators do in bringing poems from other languages into English. Please be sure to select the Tribute to Translation category, in include a translator’s note in the appropriate field describing the poet(s) you’ve chosen to translate and why.
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, 2022
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.