Submission to Cordite 94: EARTH

By | 19 August 2019

Why EARTH? Because we are of it, because we are destroying it, because there is nowhere else. I’m looking for poetry that brings about a cognitive shift resonant of the ‘overview effect’ reported by astronauts viewing our planet from space—though such an effect might be generated just as powerfully from a microscopic as macroscopic viewpoint. I’m looking for a poetry of feeling that understands how emotion is one of our brain’s ways of moving us to attend to things that are important. Get your hands dirty. We’ve had Martian poetry; now let’s write an Earthling poetry for the Anthropocene.


Submit poems (prose, comics, visual, concrete) or works of micro-fiction (500 words maximum). Read more about submitting to Cordite Poetry Review. Please note:

1. We will only read submissions sent during our official submission periods.

2. Cordite maintains a hybrid submissions policy. This means that the guest editor may invite five (5) Australian and five (5) overseas authors directly to submit to the issue. In addition, the guest-editor will anonymously select an additional 30-35 works from Australian authors and use their discretion to select further overseas works. For each issue, the guest editor does not know the identities of the online contributors (via Submittable) until after the final selections have been made.

3. Simultaneous submissions or previously published material will not be considered. This includes works published in print and web journals but does not apply to material first published on personal blogs.

4. Please place up to three (3) poems in one (1) Word, RTF or PDF document (unless specifically noted otherwise for special issues), with no identifying details in the document itself.

5. We are not able to offer feedback on individual poems.

6. Submissions will only be accepted via Submittable …

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