Rattle magazine (est. 1994) is publishing a special Summer 2017 tribute issue celebrating the literary works of poets with mental illness. Poems do not have to address mental health. Writers can compose poems on any topic, in any style or length, but poetry must be written by writers who have coped with mental illness.
Besides showcasing the best in poetry, this issue of Rattle will advocate awareness of mental illness and strive to reduce social stigma in society.
Payment: $100/poem if published in print; $50/poem if published online.
Submit by January 15, 2017. Learn how to submit at Rattle’s website.
Published quarterly in print and online, Rattle magazine publishes over 200 poems annually, most of which are submitted by unpublished, emerging poets. An issue usually contains over 100 pages of prose and poetry. The editors also accept unsolicited submissions year round for general issues. Alan Fox serves as editor-in-chief.
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