Lovely print and digital mag, ‘Rattle’ is worth checking out: http://www.rattle.com/poetry/ There’s a weekly challenge of writing a piece in response to a news story; a monthly ‘ekphrastic’ challenge (writing a poem in response to a piece of art – in this case, a specific image, posted on the magazine’s website); and there are also the usual submissions call-outs. Feminist poets are invited to send by October 15th 2015 for the Spring 2016 issue: http://www.rattle.com/poetry/submissions/guidelines/ There’s also a pay-to-enter poetry competition, with a large cash prize.
‘No Falling Ribbons’ ezine is looking for work for its first issue. Deadline is 31 May 2015. Sorry for the short notice!
The following is copied from their website (http://nofallingribbons.tumblr.com/submissionguidelines):
‘we are currently seeking submissions for our first issue in the form of poetry, prose, articles, opinion pieces, illustration, photography, and music. we are particularly interested in work that falls loosely into the context of feminism – though this is not a neccessity. submissions are free and open to anyone and will be judged on the quality of work rather than the reputation of the writer/artist. because we are still establishing our aesthetic we are open to anything, we want you to surprise us!’
Thanks again to Alex Toms – and my sister, Helen Sandler – for this information. Would be fantastic to get into this one! Info copied and pasted below
RAVING BEAUTIES: Sue Jones-Davies, Dee Orr, Anna Carteret and Fan Viner are inviting submissions for their fourth collection of women’s poetry which will be published by BLOODAXE BOOKS in 2015.
However you feel about your body and whatever kind of writer you are – a published poet or impelled to write your first poem reading this – we want to hear from you. We can offer you the possibility of sharing your words with thousands of other women, and will consider previously published work as well as new poetry.
PLEASE SEND UP TO THREE POEMS BY MAY 1st 2014 to email@example.com
As feminists we want to support the incredible courage, insight and a dedication to the truth that challenges even the bravest of us when we ‘stop colluding with a culture that makes so many of us feel physically inadequate?’ (Oprah Winfrey)
Our relationship to our bodies is affected by many things including culture, religion, family, sex, hunger, pleasure and pain. This new collection is inspired by a passionate desire to celebrate our bodies in a fully realised way, leaving Barbie’s grotesque silent pliability in her box for good. Instead of pouting, our mouths have the power of language, our romantic fluttering hearts give and receive compassion, skin ages with grace when we see beauty in everything, a pierced belly button connects us to our ancestors and a belly needs to be strong before it’s flat.