Rat’s Ass Review accepts general submissions twice yearly. The fall/winter submission period will run fromAugust 15th to October 31st, 2016 . Submit no more than 5 poems. Include a brief (not more than 150 word) bio. I will do my best to make my decisions quickly, usually within a week of receipt of your work. Works will not be published until shortly after the end of the submission period.
Additionally, throughout 2016 Rat's Ass Review is gathering poems on the general topic of love and all of its fallout, and is presenting them in the Love & Ensuing Madness collection at Rat's Ass Review. Poems appear every two or three weeks. We would love to read your deepest thoughts about your worst (or best) relationships.
Rat’s Ass Review accepts simultaneous submissions; however, we do ask that you notify us promptly if your work is accepted elsewhere.
Rat’s Ass Review does not accept material which has been published previously, either online or in print, with the exception of material which you have posted only to your own blog or Facebook page. By submitting to Rat’s Ass Review you are assuring that you hold the rights to the work, and you are granting Rat’s Ass Review the rights to publish the submitted work. After publication, rights revert to the author.
To submit your material to Rat’s Ass Review, send it as a doc or docx file (or scan your hard copy and send it) to:
ratsassreviewATgmailDOTcom (Change AT to @ and DOT to . )
Please include your name in the title of the document, for example Robert Frost winter 2015.docx. We only accept electronic submissions.
Roderick Bates, Editor
Rat's Ass Review