submission information:

We are currently closed for submissions for chapbooks and full collections. Please do not send unsolicited submissions as we are unable to respond and do not want to offend.

Submissions for anthologies and zines are open to writers from across the world.

When open, we are only able to receive chapbook and full collection submissions from UK-based writers due to distribution constraints but we hope to change this in the future.

OPEN FOR SUBMISSIONS:

it's called a vulva, geoff                                                                                   closes 12pm : 31/05/2022

We are currently open for submissions to our brand-new anthology all about the vulva and vagina.

It's Called a Vulva, Geoff is a collection of poems that explores the reluctance in our society to use the word vulva, instead lumping it in with the vagina and treating it as an afterthought. Inspired by Hollie McNish's recent campaign to stop people from mis-naming our genitals, it is a celebration of the female anatomy, digging deep into societal expectations, judgements, emotions and opinions around the words. 

Some ideas you may want to use include:

  • Vulva shaming

  • Euphemism 

  • Birth and the changing face of the vulva

  • Appearances and upkeep in the age of porn

We welcome poems by anyone who currently owns, or has owned, a vulva. Gender is irrelevant, but please include your pronouns in your submission if you'd like these to be acknowledged.

There are very few rules - in fact, there is only one - poems must include the word vulva at least once. Vagina is also welcomed, so long as a distinction between the two is made.

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HOW TO SUBMIT:

ALL SUBMISSIONS MUST BE SENT AS A .DOC FILE (MS WORD PREFERRED) OR PDF

  • Include the name of the publication in your subject line - for example: 'Bloody Hell Issue 2: Submission'

    • For manuscript submissions, please use the subject line 'Manuscript Submission' - completed manuscripts and chapbooks only ​

  • Please include a short bio (50 words) with your piece, including location and pronouns

  • Include any social media links - Insta, Facebook or Twitter

  • Please submit a maximum of three poems to anthology and zine call-outs

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

  • We accept poetry and written work that has not been officially published - if it's on your socials, it will still be considered

  • Submissions to anthologies are, for the moment, unpaid, though each published poet/writer will receive a free print copy of the completed work and an opportunity to perform their work for an audience

  • For chapbooks and poetry collections, we operate on a profit-share basis. We offer substantially better shares than the main self-publishing sites.  If we choose to pursue your submitted manuscript, this will be discussed further.