for Carcanet BooksCarcanet announces its next submission window. It opens on 2 January 2023 and closes on 20 January 2023.
Submissions received outside these dates will not be considered or held for consideration.
For us at Carcanet, these three weeks are an enormous challenge. They help shape the future of the list. We receive for consideration upwards of 1000 typescripts. We are considering work for three possible destinations: Carcanet collections
, our anthology series New Poetries
and our journal PN Review
It makes sense for poets and agents submitting work to be familiar with the Carcanet list. The readiest way to get to know about Carcanet is through its catalogues, the New Poetries
anthologies, and PN Review
which appears six times a year and is an index (or fever chart) of our interests and enthusiasms. It is in PN Review
that we first meet many of our key poets.
We are looking principally for full-length poetry manuscripts in English or translation. We are accepting no novels, short stories, children's prose/poetry, or non-poetry related titles (academic, biography etc) at the current time.
Carcanet will consider work sent in PDF form to Submissions@carcanet.co.uk
. Please include an email and provide a digital address for our response. If you are an individual subscriber to PN Review, please indicate this in your covering e-mail.
The Editors’ decision is final. Given the volume of submissions we receive, it is not possible for us to offer feedback on work submitted. We discourage simultaneous submissions.
Listen to an interview with Michael Schmidt about submissions
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Six issues of PN Review
Unlimited access to five decades of archive
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