One Night Stanzas: now seeking submissions!
Happy Sunday everyone! Good news from ONS Headquarters — after a brief hiatus, the ONS Featured Poet and ONS Poet’s Corner posts are returning, which means ONS needs YOUR words to grace this particular corner of the world wide web.
What is the ONS Featured Poet slot?
The Featured Poet posts are a place for me to showcase the work of poets I really love. Every week I create three posts, each featuring a different poem and a little background information on that week’s chosen poet. The third and final post will also feature an interview with the Featured Poet, in which they get a chance to talk about their influences, writing style and any projects they’re working on.
What is Poet’s Corner?
I receive a lot of casual submissions and speculative emails from poets asking me to have a look at their work. Poet’s Corner is a place to showcase some of the poems that land in my inbox on a regular basis. It’s is also a place for people who don’t want to submit more than one poem, or for people whose work doesn’t seem ready for its own feature yet, but does deserve some recognition.
How do I submit my work?
If you want to be considered for a Featured Poet slot, send 3-6 poems and a short biography to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you’re selected for a feature, I’ll send you some interview questions to answer and a deadline for your response. Please note that I receive a lot of Featured Poet submissions so it might take me a while to get back to you. Also, I try my best but I can’t say yes to everyone… so please don’t be downhearted if you receive a rejection! I’ll try my best to include some feedback.
If you don’t want to be a Featured Poet but like the sound of Poet’s Corner, you can send anywhere up to six poems and a short biography to email@example.com. Just make sure you specify that you’re submitting for Poet’s Corner! Only one of the poems you send will be published, and again, I can’t accept absolutely everyone — sorry!
Are submissions always open?
For the time being, yes — you can submit work to ONS whenever you like. Please note that you must use the firstname.lastname@example.org address, rather than the Read This Magazine submissions address or my private email address!
I submitted a while ago and haven’t heard from you. Do I need to resubmit my work?
No… there is a bit of a backlog which I’ll be working through in the next little while. If you submitted a while ago and want to resubmit new drafts or withdraw your submissions, or if you just have a question about your submission, get in touch!
Now, send me some lovely poems!