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 To submit for a tribute, just mail us up to four previously unpublished poems and mention that you’d like it to be considered for the theme, or be sure to select the appropriate category on our Submittable manager.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


#83 – Spring 2024 – Collaborative Poems

Poetry: Our Spring 2024 issue will feature a Tribute to Collaborative Poems. The poems may be any style or subject, but must be written collaboratively by two or more poets. Please be sure to select the Collaboration 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: October 15, 2023


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.