Rattle Magazine wants current events poetry its website. The editors write:
Every Sunday we publish one poem online that has been written about a current event that took place the previous week. This is an effort to show how poets react and interact to the world in real time, and to enter into the broader public discourse
Submitting to Rattle magazine
- Publication: Rattle magazine
- Publication type: online
- Editor: Timothy Green
- Word count: No line limit provided
- Payment: $50
- Rights the publisher asks for: First publication rights plus exclusive rights for one year after publication. Author retains copyright.
- Deadline: Each Friday at midnight (for events occurring in the previous week
- Publication date: The following Sunday
- Response time: Within a week
- Format: Not specified. Standard manuscript format is a good bet.
- Will they take simultaneous submissions? Not specified.
- Will they take multiple submissions? Yes, but include all in a single document. Read more about multiple and simultaneous submissions.
- Will they take reprints? “…we won’t consider poems that have been published in books, magazines, or newspapers, in print or online. We will, however, consider poems that have only been self-published to blogs, message boards, or social media accounts.”.
- Who to contact with questions: www.rattle.com/info/contact/
- Additional notes: Read previous poems in the series at www.rattle.com/respond/
Find more details at Submissions | Rattle, and don’t forget to tell them you found their submission call here!Are Click To Tweet
If you found this post useful, you can help keep this blog going by buying me a coffee or becoming a monthly patron via Patreon. Patrons get early access to submission calls and other tools to make publishing and marketing easier.
About Submission Calls
I post paying submission calls every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. I focus on fiction calls, but occasionally post paying opportunities for creative nonfiction and poetry.
Browse more submission calls or tips for writers. You can sort calls by payment rate: token, semi-professional, professional, or royalties. To get a weekly roundup of all my posts for writers, sign up here.
I strive to ensure that all submission calls I post are open to works with characters from underrepresented groups, including queer/LGBTQIA characters. I do this by checking the publisher's back catalog, submissions policies, or business practices, or by communicating with the publisher directly.
Please contact the publisher through the links in the post if you have questions about a submission call. Contact me if you've had a bad experience with a publisher featured here.