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 We are looking for new, previously unpublished poetry and prose written primarily in the English language.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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Submit your work below:





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

For the fourth pamphlet in the series, to be published in April 2017, we are seeking the finest contemporary poetry on the theme of nature and sentience.

“We, the rustling leaves, have a voice that answers the storms, but who are you so silent?”
“I am a mere flower.”


(Rabindranath Tagore)

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“The absence of a neocortex does not appear to preclude an organism from experiencing affective states. Convergent evidence indicates that non-human animals have the neuroanatomical, neurochemical, and neurophysiological substrates of conscious states along with the capacity to exhibit intentional behaviors. Consequently, the weight of evidence indicates that humans are not unique in possessing the neurological substrates that generate consciousness. Nonhuman animals, including all mammals and birds, and many other creatures, including octopuses, also possess these neurological substrates.”

(The Cambridge Declaration on Consciousness)

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We are interested in work that not only embraces current scientific thinking on non-human consciousness, but extends these concepts to include plant and mineral alterity. Consequently, we are particularly interested in work written from the perspective of the other.

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Please ensure that nature and sentience 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 - there are three 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:







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

For the third pamphlet in the series, to be published in March 2017, we are seeking the finest contemporary poetry on the theme of nature and the sacred.

“No wonder some say the darkness of the forest is a god.”
(Tim Lilburn)


We are interested in new perspectives on the many and varied ways that the natural world influences our spiritual beliefs and rituals.

Please ensure that nature and the sacred are central to the work you submit, or we will not be able to consider it for inclusion. We are particularly interested in work that looks beyond human-centred religious concepts to embrace animism and pantheism. Please note that we are not interested in the following:

i) Work that draws overtly upon a particular religion (eg: Christianity, Islam).
ii) Work that is witty, humorous, confessional or anecdotal.
iii) Work that references pop culture.

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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: