Call for submissions to Issue 2 closed on 31 January 2018.
Anita Patel has joined Not Very Quiet as a guest editor for Issue 2. See Submissions to view the quote Anita selected as provocation for this issue and find out more about the image of Kali that complements it.
Not Very Quiet is a new twice yearly online journal for 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.
We are looking for poetry that has heart and is memorable. We welcome wit and humour. We support poems that try out something new, that break through a barrier.
News & reviews
Women’s poetry evenings. Our editors are hosting a monthly poetry evening the third Monday of the month at Smith’s Alternative in Canberra. Featured poets plus open mic. Join us!
Review. Read a review of Not Very Quiet’s first issue by Canberra and Binalong poet Lizz Murphy.
Review. Read Anita Patel’s review of Found in Translation, a performance by four Japanese women poets at Crossing Boundaries, International Poetry Studies Institute.
News. NVQ has a Facebook page.
Issue 1 was launched 25 September 2017 at Smith’s Alternative. Read Issue 1.
We use a blind review process through Submittable. See Submissions for information about the theme of the next issue.
If you are unable to use Submittable, we will accept submissions via the email email@example.com. Your submission will be uploaded to Submittable by our website manager for blind review.
Image: The ancient Hindu goddess, Kali. Find out why Anita Patel selected this image for Issue 2.