SUBMISSIONS ARE NOW OPEN
Issue 1.2: SPOONFEED x New Writing pocket edition
Submissions close 31st October 2020, 23:59 UK time
SPOONFEED editor Kat Payne Ware has teamed up with guest editor Sean Wai Keung and Prof. Andrew Cowan of New Writing to coedit a one-off SPOONFEED x New Writing pocket edition, featuring the poetry of UEA alumni.
We’re looking to publish poetry which is food-themed or -related (think implements, appetite, absence of food), and which evokes or surprises. Food poetry is coming to the fore at the moment with food writers such as Will Harris and Nina Mingya Powles being shortlisted for the Forward Prizes. The issue, which will be published on New Writing in late 2020, aims to commemorate this moment, as well as celebrate the work of UEA students past and present.
As such, please only submit if you are attending or have previously attended the University of East Anglia.
Work should not have been previously published.
Please submit a maximum of three poems in a .docx file format.
Submissions should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject heading SUBMISSION.
Please include in the body of your email:
- your name as you wish it to appear in print
- your Twitter handle, if you have one
- the name(s) of your submissions
- the year(s) in which you attended UEA
A short (50-word) biography is also welcome, as are your pronouns — we’ll need them if your work is published.
No simultaneous submissions, and please don’t submit more than once per submission window. We will get back to you as soon as possible once submissions have closed.
We are committed to representing the diversity of the UEA community, and as such particularly encourage submissions from Black writers, and writers in underrepresented and/or minority groups. We are also willing to make reasonable adjustments to accommodate any individual requirements of disabled writers and those with health conditions.
Note 1: SPOONFEED is not a specifically vegan publication, but does subscribe to vegan values. We therefore ask submissions to be respectful/compassionate in any mentions of animal products. We do of course appreciate nuance and ambiguity.
Note 2: SPOONFEED is a food-positive publication. Body shaming, etc., won’t be published (obvs).