Call for Submissions

NO FEE Submission calls + editor interview for Thank You for Swallowing, NEXT DEADLINE: June 30, 2016

Thank You for Swallowing is a fairly new online lit mag described as a “protest in poems.” They have several themed submission calls currently open.

The themes for the next few issues are:

  1. Blood (due 30 June)
  2. Guns (due 30 July)
  3. Fear (due 30 August)
  4. Toxic masculinity (due 30 September)
  5. 2016 US election/women in power (due 30 November)
  6. ‘Beauty’ (due 30 December)

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“Poetry is a form of protest. So let this be another one, in the spirit of Against Rape, in the spirit of Catechism, in the spirit of Binders Full of Women’s Poems: if you’re done sucking it up, submit your poems.

There are only two requirements: your poem must be good, and it must challenge the preconceived notions that hurt all of us, of every colour, gender, sexuality, age, religion, nationality and shape.”

catEditor and founder Cathleen Allyn Conway is featured on The Fem in an interview this week. She candidly answers questions regarding the origins of Thank You for Swallowing, its purpose in protest, and the connection to feminist issues.

Read the interview here.

Read their submission guidelines here.

Make sure to read some of the poems already published to get a feel for what types/styles of poems they publish, including my found poem, Breast-giver, published last October and my poem “Waiting Around” last February. Please note they are no longer accepting simultaneous submissions or reprints. They will get back to you quickly, so no simultaneous submissions makes sense.

NEXT DEADLINE: June 30, 2016 (deadlines for each themed issue are generally the end of the month)

THEMES:

  1. Blood (due 30 June)
  2. Guns (due 30 July)
  3. Fear (due 30 August)
  4. Toxic masculinity (due 30 September)
  5. 2016 US election/women in power (due 30 November)
  6. ‘Beauty’ (due 30 December)

SUBMISSION FEE: None

FORMS:  Poetry and Art

NOTES: Quick response. No simultaneous submissions. No reprints. They do not read anonymously.

PAYMENT: None

DUOTROPE: https://duotrope.com/listing/17281

For more submission tips, click here.

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