Not Very Quiet is a new twice yearly online journal which aims to offer an opportunity for more women poets of all ages, ethnicities and backgrounds to publish their work. We believe it’s more important than ever to provide a platform to extend the range and breadth of poetry written by women so as to encourage and strengthen its impact.

Our first issue opens for submissions 20 March 2017 (Australian EDST).

Each issue offers a quote to use as
 prompt, a provocation, a reminder note, a tease, a dissonance, for your writing. Use all of it as a theme, an idea, a concept, a dilemma, a contradiction; or use part of it, or just one word …

We accept a wide range of poetic forms. See our Submission guidelines.
Ends on July 1, 2017
  • Submissions OPEN -- 20 March to 1 July 2017.
  • You may submit up to three poems.
  • Please submit them on ONE Word document.
  • Start each poem on a new page.
  • See Submissions guidelines for information on the theme, forms, length, etc.
  • If you have questions use the contact form on our website.