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  • OPEN for submissions 1 December 2019 to 2 February 2020.
  • The theme of 6 is 'Open - Surprise us'
  • You may submit one poem - send us your best.
  • Please submit your poem in a Word document (we will not accept PDF).
  • We use a blind review process please do not put your name on your Word doc; do not include your name in the file title or the file properties.
  • See Submissions guidelines for information on how to submit to NVQ. 
  • If you have questions use the contact form or email addresses on our website.
  • If you have accessibility issues, use the accessibility email address listed on the contact page of our website.

 Terms and conditions

  • Not Very Quiet may publish your work online in perpetuity.
  • The work has not been published previously.
  • Any republications will acknowledge that the work was first published in Not Very Quiet, Issue, date.

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