Rattle “Persona Poems” Issue
Deadline October 15 (must be received by this date). The literary journal Rattle: Poetry for the 21st Century seeks submissions for their Spring 2019 issue, which will be devoted to Persona Poems. Editors say, "Poems work like little empathy machines, and nowhere is that imaginative power more apparent than when the writer dons a mask and speaks as someone else. The poems may be any length, style, or subject, but must be written in a voice other than your own—whether that be someone real, fictional, or not even human." Send 1-4 unpublished poems (or 1-4 pages of short poems) via their online submission form. Please explain what drew you to this persona and/or why you write persona poems in general in your contributor note.
Published: June 14, 2018