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Writing Opportunities 2023

Carcanet open submissions window

Closing date: 
20 January 2023
Poets with full-length poetry manuscripts in English, or translation No entry fee
Publication by Carcanet Press

Independent UK press Carcanet is launching an open submissions window to find new poetry talent.

Carcanet has revealed the dates of its next submission window, which will open on 2 January 2023 and close on 20 January 2023.

Carcanet editors John McAuliffe and Michael Schmidt said: "The open, free submission window is a vital resource for Carcanet: this is how we find writers whose work shapes contemporary poetry. We welcome submissions from all quarters and expect great things."

Carcanet is looking for full-length poetry manuscripts in English, or translation and, is expecting over 1,000 manuscripts to arrive during the window. Work is considered for three possible destinations: Carcanet collections, anthology series New Poetries and the journal PN Review.

Previous submission windows have resulted in some substantial finds, including Kei Miller, Sophie Hannah, Sinead Morrissey, Caroline Bird, Vahni Capildeo, Billy Letford and John Clegg.

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