Poets who are not currently published in The Quarry: A Social Justice Poetry Database are invited to send poems that aim to provoke change, bear witness to injustice, and imagine a liberated & livable world.
Poems selected from this call will be published in Split This Rock’s Poem of the Week Series. Poem of the Week goes out on Fridays each week to a network of over 8,000 poets and readers who value the role of social justice poetry in public life. Poems published in the series have a permanent home in the only searchable online social justice poetry database, The Quarry. This digital anthology of over 600 poems is a resource used by poets, educators, and organizers and has been viewed over 700,000 times since its launch in 2015.
There is no reading fee for this call. Donations, however, are welcomed to help expand Split This Rock’s capacity to compensate poets, provide free opportunities, and offer scholarships in all its programs. Donations can be made via Submittable or using our online donation portal where lower transaction fees are possible.
This call is limited to the first 120 submissions — send your work before the close date. The call closes on Wednesday, February 24, 2021, 11:59 pm EST or when the maximum number of submissions is reached, whichever comes soonest.
For submission guidelines, an overview of the types of poems we seek, accessibility information, and other details, please visit Split This Rock’s website.