I'm excited to try out a new feature on WritersDigest.com on Thursdays in which I'll be spotlighting a different market for writers, whether it's a book publisher, magazine, website, contest, or something else entirely. Since it's National Poetry Month, I've decided to start with one of my favorite poetry publications: Rattle magazine.
Rattle Magazine: Spotlight Market
Rattle is a poetry publication based in Studio City, California, that publishes a wide range of poetry. As they say in their Poet's Market listing, "We're looking for poems that move us, that might make us laugh or cry, or teach us something new."
What They're Looking For: "At Rattle, anything goes. If a poem is accessible, interesting, moving, and memorable, if it makes you laugh or cry, then it's the kind of poem that rattles around inside you for years, and it's our kind of poem."
How to Submit:Rattle's guidelines are online here and should always be checked for changes before submitting. That said, they accept poems year-round via Submittable. The editors encourage simultaneous submissions but not previously published poems. Contributors receive $100/poem if included in the print magazine and $50/poem if published online.
Extra Info: In addition to the magazine, the Rattle website publishes one (or two) Poets Respond poems per week that respond to a current event that happened during the same week. And they offer a monthly ekphrastic challenge. Plus, Rattle offers a few annual contests and publishes a young poets anthology.
Publish Your Poetry!
Find listings for hundreds of poetry publishers, publications, and contests looking for poems in the 2019 Poet's Market, edited by Robert Lee Brewer. Listings include contact information, what they're looking for, how to submit, payment information, and so much more!
In addition to the listings, there are articles in the front of the book meant to help demystify the publishing and poeming processes. Plus, there are resources in the back of the book to connect poets with organizations and conferences.
It truly is the best print resource for poets looking to get their poetry published!