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 To submit for a tribute, just mail us up to four previously unpublished poems and mention that you’d like it to be considered for the theme, or be sure to select the appropriate category on our Submittable manager.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

 

#72 – Summer 2021 – Appalachian Poets

Poetry: Our Summer 2021 issue will feature a tribute to Appalachian Poets. Appalachia is a cultural region in the Eastern United States that stretches from the Southern Tier of New York State to northern Alabama and Georgia. The poems may be any subject, style, or length, but must written by poets who themselves identify with Appalachia and were born or have lived in the region for a significant portion of their lives. The poems need not be about Appalachia—our goal is to honor these poets by sharing the diverse creative work that they’re producing. Please be sure to select the Tribute to Appalachian Poets category.

Artwork: We still need cover art for this issue and would like to use work by an Appalachian artist, if possible. To submit something relevant to the theme, use the artwork category on Submittable.

Deadline: January 16, 2021

#73 – Fall 2021 – Indian Poets

Poetry: Our Fall 2021 issue will feature a tribute to Indian Poets. Indian Poets. The poems may be any subject, style, or length, but must written by poets who themselves identify as Indian and were born or have lived in the region for a large portion of their lives. The poems need not be about India—our goal is to honor these poets by sharing the diverse creative work that they’re producing—but they do need to be written in or translated into English. Please be sure to select the Tribute to Indian Poets category.

Artwork: We still need cover art for this issue and would like to use work by an Indian artist, if possible. To submit something relevant to the theme, use the artwork category on Submittable.

Deadline: April 15, 2021

 

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.