October 2, 2009


Dear Anthony,

I hope you’re having a happy autumn. I’m writing now for a few reasons—first to announce the release of our new supplemental newsletter. RATTLE e.7 is a 33-page PDF, downloadable on our website, which contains content that expands upon this summer’s print issue.

Included are all of our regular features: a first book interview, this time focusing on Bruce Cohen and his Disloyal Yo-Yo, Art Beck on the nuances of translation, Dan Waber with a look at visual poetry, and a selection of poems from Christopher Goodrich’s book, Nevertheless, hello. For the first time in a few issues there is no special essay (nothing came across my desk that seemed worth sharing), so to make up for it, I’ve expanded the winter issue’s preview to seven poets.

You can download the e-Issue by clicking this link: www.http://rattle.com/eissues/eIssue7.pdf (3.3 MB pdf ) If that doesn’t work, you can just go to www.rattle.com and click the banner at the top of the page.

This is always a good time in our production cycle to announce upcoming calls for submissions, and let you know what we’ll be looking for in the coming year, so I’ll list that information below.

Please don’t forget that less than half of the poetry in each issue is focused on the theme—the rest is open to any style, subject matter, or poet. We always enjoy reading submissions, and accept them by email and hardcopy, year-round, so never hesitate to send us work. Moreover, all submissions to Rattle are automatically considered for the annual Neil Postman Award for Metaphor, which we’ve just increased to $500. Visit www.rattle.com/submissions.htm for guidelines.

That’s it from us. We hope you enjoy this little electronic bonus, and thank you, always, for your support.

Best wishes,

CALLS FOR SUBMISSION (for details go to: http://www.rattle.com/callsforsubs.htm )

Issue Theme Reading Period
#33 Humor 8/1/09 – 2/1/10
#34 Mental Health Workers 2/1/10 – 8/1/10

Rattle only sends out two emails each year, around April 1st and October 1st, to announce calls for submissions and these free online e-issues, and we never buy, sell, or trade contact information. As a non-profit with a small budget, emails are the most cost-effective way to remind a large number of poets that we exist. And because we never solicit work directly, announcing a call for submissions is crucial to maintain our standards of content.

-- Timothy Green
12411 Ventura Blvd
Studio City, CA 91604

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