Poetry for Cordite 80: NO THEME VI is guest-edited by Judith Beveridge.
Here’s what I’m looking for: poems of fewer than 100 lines, on any theme or style.
So that’s about as succinct as you can get. Judith worked Cordite in 2014 to select and critique a featured monthly poem.
Now, you may be wondering … so, with Cordite 57: CONFESSION publishing in February, 2017, what’s happened to issues 58-79? In short, we have already done them, all those XX.1 and XX.2 special issues we have published over the last decade. As our essays, poems, reviews, translations and scholarly research have become increasingly cited around the world and web, the dizzying confusion of what our issue structure actually is has become more vertiginous. So we are going to keep doing those special issues, but simplify things. After all, Cordite 80: NO THEME VI with Judith Beveridge actually will be our 80th issue. Please submit, and thank you for 20 years (come 2017) of readership.
Submit poems (visual and concrete welcome) or works of microfiction (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 …