Rattle “Service Workers” Issue
Deadline April 15 (must be received by this date). The literary journal Rattle: Poetry for the 21st Century seeks submissions for a special feature devoted to service workers in the Fall 2020 issue. Send 1-4 unpublished poems, or 4 pages of very short poems, in a single document via their Submittable form. Editors say, "We're defining service workers as those who are employed in direct service to customers, typically for the purposes of convenience or leisure. This may include those in the hotel, lodging, food service, tourism, or customer service industries, as well as many others. Poems may be written on any subject, in any length, but the poet must currently be, or have been, employed as a service worker for a significant period of time (years, not months). Please include a brief note about your background in the service industry and what effect it's had on your poetry (if any)."
Published: March 17, 2020