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Octopus & other Cephalopod Anthology

Deadline for Submissions: June 30, 2021.   [NOW OPEN]

Submission is free, via Submittable

Poet and cephalopod expert Sierra Nelson is editing an anthology to be released by World Enough Writers (an imprint of Concrete Wolf). Cephalopods include the octopus, squid, chambered nautilus, and cuttlefish, as well as extinct cephalopod species such as the ammonite. Work may be directly or tangentially cephalopod related, but the cephalopod invoked should feel like an integral part of the work. (Please note: A jellyfish is not a cephalopod.)

Submit up to 3 poems, no more than 6 pages total. Also open to short lyrical prose submissions under 750 words.

If poems are previously published, the author must obtain permission and provide acknowledgment of prior publication.

Anthology to be published in paperback edition by World Enough Writers (an imprint of Concrete Wolf).

Contributors living in the United States receive one copy of the anthology as payment. Contributors living outside the U.S. receive a pdf.

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