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  • Poetry for the 21st Century
  • About this Magazine:

    Rattle is the journal for people who love poetry—whether they realize it yet, or not.

  • Contact Information:

  • Organization (if applicable):
  • Address 1: 12411 Ventura Blvd
  • City: Studio City
  • State Code: CA
  • Postal Code: 91604
  • Phone: (818) 505-6777
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Submission/Subscription Information:

  • Format: Print
  • Genres: Nonfiction, Poetry, Translations
  • Sample (Postpaid): $6.95
  • Copy Price: $6.95
  • Simultaneous Submissions: yes
  • Postal Submissions: yes
  • Email Submissions: no
  • Online Submissions: yes (via Submittable)
  • Subscription (individuals): $25
  • Subscription (institutions): $25
  • Reading Period: year-round
  • Response Time: varies
  • Payment: yes (see website)
  • Contests: yes (see website)
  • ISSN: 1097-2900
  • Founded: 1994
  • Issues Per Year: 4

Publisher’s Description: For over a decade people have been discovering a love of poetry through Rattle. Each issue is a demonstration that it doesn’t take a scholar to be moved by the written word, that great literature is something everyone can enjoy. The lawyer, the landscaper, the academic and housewife all share our pages. We put the voices of Dunn and Levine and Laux flush against names you’ve never heard, but won’t forget. We’ve been featured in Best American Poetry, but we’re most proud of the readers we touch, the writers unafraid to make noise.

Lost in the literary shuffle is the simple truth that language is moving, that life is compelling, full of burdens and joys we all share. Published quarterly, each perfect-bound issue is 100 pages of poetry, essays, interviews with heart. Poetry should make you laugh or cry; it should enlighten and entertain. Our mission at Rattle is to cull the 10,000 submissions we receive each year into a collection that will stay with you long after you’ve set it down, a collection you’ll return to again and again. Share in the intimacy of experience only poetry allows. Listen closely: What makes you rattle?

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