RELIQUIAE - Call for Poetry, Prose and Translations

Reliquiae is a beautifully printed annual literary journal of poetry, short fiction, translations and essays. Edited by Autumn Richardson & Richard Skelton and published by Corbel Stone Press, it combines diverse contemporary and historical responses to landscape – ecological, lyrical, ethnological, visionary, philosophical, esoteric.

Please ensure that nature and landscape are central to the work you submit, or we will not be able to consider it for inclusion. Please also familiarise yourself with the kind of work we publish. Poets and writers we have previously published include: Thomas A. Clark, Don Domanski, Alec Finlay, John Haines, Philippe Jaccottet, Ronald Johnson, Tim Lilburn, Gerry Loose, Robert Macfarlane, Julia McCarthy, Jennifer Spector and Penelope Shuttle.

Details about individual volumes of the journal are available at our dedicated website:

https://reliquiae-journal.com/

Examples of work we have published are available in the free digital supplement. The 2016 edition is here:

https://reliquiae-journal.com/digital-supplement/

Please note, we are not interested in witty, humorous, confessional or anecdotal writing. We are also not interested in work that references pop culture.

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General Rules

1. We are looking for new, previously unpublished poetry and prose written primarily in the English language.
2. We are particularly interested in first-time translations into English.
3. Please use 12pt Times New Roman in your submission.
4. We do not accept simultaneous submissions.
5. Please submit a maximum of five poems, or 5,000 words of prose.
6. A small honorarium is offered to each writer published in the print edition of the journal.

For enquiries, please contact: corbelstonepress [at] yahoo.co.uk

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In 2017, Corbel Stone Press will publish a series of small, limited edition pamphlets that explore our relationship with the natural world.

For the sixth pamphlet in the series, to be published in June 2017, we are seeking the finest contemporary poetry on the theme of nature and regeneration.

“The tide of life glides swiftly past
And mingles all in one great eddying foam.”


(Polynesian folklore)

A young shoot has borne
Beautiful flowers
Growing upon
An aged plum tree.’

(Matsuo Bashō)

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Please ensure that nature and regeneration are central to the work you submit, or we will not be able to consider it for inclusion. Please also familiarise yourself with the kind of work we publish - see, for example, the previous pamphlets in this series, available from Corbel Stone Press, as well as our annual journal, Reliquiae.

We are not interested in witty, humorous, confessional or anecdotal writing. We are also not interested in work that references pop culture.

We are interested in work that experiments with form and language.

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General Rules

1. We are looking for new, previously unpublished poetry written primarily in the English language.
2. Due to the small format and page count of each pamphlet, we are ideally looking for relatively short works (i.e. 25 lines or less).
3. All written work will be set in the same typeface. Please use 12pt Times New Roman in your submission.
4. For visual poetry / asemic writing, please send a low resolution jpeg in the first instance.
5. We do not accept simultaneous submissions.
6. Please submit a maximum of five poems.
7. Each pamphlet will be published in a limited edition of 100 copies, and each contributor will receive three complimentary copies.

For enquiries, please contact: corbelstonepress [at] yahoo.co.uk

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Submit your work below: