Literary journal Pedestal Magazine has opened a 3-week reading period to solicit speculative poetry to appear in the June 2017 issue. Speculative means using elements of science fiction, fantasy, mythological, horror, science, surrealism, and experimental in your poetry.
The theme for the next issue is “War.” The editors are inviting submissions We welcome work from both veterans and non-veterans, and wish to experience a range of responses– literal, confessional, allegorical, and metaphorical. They are open to any length, genre, and theme. Poets can submit up to three poems per submission.
Review back issues to familiarize yourself with what the editors look for.
Payment is $40 per poem.
Submit only original, unpublished material.
Deadline: May 21, 2017. Read submission guidelines here.
Established in December 2000, The Pedestal Magazine supports the talents of fledgling and seasoned writers by publishing their work for public consumption and promoting social discourses of literary works. Each bi-monthly online issue features 15-20 pieces of poetry, fiction stories, and non-fiction essays from writers and poets around the world. John Amen, the author of three poetry anthologies, is editor-in-chief.