January 2021 open reading period

Call for submissions

Jacket2 welcomes unsolicited queries during the month of January 2021. We are especially (though not exclusively) interested in queries of the following kinds:

— Reviews of recent books or anthologies of poetics criticism and theory

— Reviews and articles devoted to poets and poetries outside the US

— Reviews, articles, or essays that put texts, authors, or movements in conversation

— Coauthored reviews or essays

— Articles, essays, or features that engage with poetics during the COVID-19 pandemic

— Articles, essays, or features on the ephemeral, the local, or the emergent; on poetic movements, topics, or groups, rather than single authors

— Articles, reviews, and features that engage with multilingual poetry and/or criticism, and/or poetry in and theories of translation 

— Articles and features that make use of archival and multimedia materials

— Articles, reviews, and features by and/or about queer, nonbinary, trans, and women authors

— Articles, reviews, and features by and/or about BIPOC authors

— Articles, reviews, and features by and/or about visibly and invisibly disabled authors

— Articles, reviews, and features about historically oppressed, underrepresented, or neglected poetic voices

— Proposals for commentary series that explore an archive, poetic movement, theoretical stance, or emergent or historic trend; each series runs twelve weeks, so ideal topics allow for serial exploration or approach

… and especially proposals/submissions that fall under multiple of the above categories. We are considering both queries and completed submissions. Submit your materials via email to info@jacket2.org.