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 To submit for a tribute, just mail us up to four previously unpublished poems and mention that you’d like it to be considered for the theme, or be sure to select the appropriate category on our Submittable manager.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.
#79 – Spring 2023 – Irish Poets
Poetry: Our Spring 2023 issue will feature a Tribute to Irish Poets. The poems may be any subject, style, or length, but must be written by poets who identify as Irish and lived in Ireland for a significant portion of their lives. Our intention is to highlight and connect with the current poetry scene in Ireland. Please be sure to select the Tribute to Irish Poets 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: October 15, 2022
#80 – Summer 2023 – CryptoPoems
Poetry: Our Summer 2023 issue will feature a CryptoPoems. The poems may be any style or subject, but must be minted as non-fungible tokens (NFTs) on a blockchain. In being part of a decentralized ledger, NFTs are an interesting space with the potential to revolutionize the way artists share and fund their work. Frankly, we don’t know much about it, and would like to explore the ways poets are taking advantage of this cutting-edge technology. Please be sure to select the NFT Poetry category and include a contributor’s note about why you use NFTs and feel they are valuable.
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, 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.