Welcome to NVQ

Issue 8 – Mask

Open for submissions
3 November 2020 — 31 January 2021

Check out the provocation for Issue 8

Woman creating a Venetian festival mask.

Issue 7 – Memoir

Read Issue 7

Listen to some of the poets reading their poems
Issue 7 virtual mic


About Not Very Quiet

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.

Issues

Issue 1, 25 September 2017. Read Issue 1.

Issue 2, 19 March 2018. Read Issue 2.

Issue 3, 16 September 2018. Read Issue 3.

Issue 4, 14 March 2019. Read Issue 4.

Issue 5, 21 September 2019. Read Issue 5.

Issue 6, 30 March 2020. Read Issue 6.

Issue 7, 14 September 2020. Read Issue 7.

Virtual mic

Issue 6, 30 March 2020 – virtual mic. Listen to Issue 6 virtual mic.

Issue 7, 14 September 2020 – virtual mic. Listen to Issue 7 virtual mic.

Submissions

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 nvq.accessibility@gmail.com. Your submission will be uploaded to Submittable by our website manager for blind review.