Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Bollocks to Brexit: Poetry & Microfiction - a Call for Submissions

Bollocks to Brexit: an Anthology of Poems and Short Fiction (CivicLeicester, 2019) is now available.*

We are inviting, and are accepting, poems and short fiction on the theme, Bollocks to Brexit.

Brexit has polarised the country and led to the normalisation of xenophobia, Islamophobia and hate crimes. Can the harm it is causing be stopped? Can it be reversed? Who should clean up the mess which the politicians have made and are making? What will the future be like for Britain? Who will be the winners and who the losers? Should it be like this? Should the country be divided in two?

Please send the poems and short fiction to by 11pm on Friday, 29 March 2019.

Submission Guidelines

● Poems should be 40 lines or less, and short fiction, 100 words or less.
● The poems and short fiction should be on the theme, Bollocks to Brexit.
● Submissions must be in English. In the case of translated work, it is the translator’s responsibility to obtain permission from the copyright holder of the original work.
● If submitting a poem or short fiction which have been previously published, please give details of where it has appeared and confirm that you are the copyright holder.
● Ideally submissions will be typed single spaced and submitted either in the body of an email or as a .doc attachment.
● Please include a short biography of 50 words or less. This will be included in the anthology if your poem is accepted. If you do not send a biography, it will assumed you do not wish your biography to appear in the anthology.
● You may submit a maximum of three poems or three pieces of short fiction or a combination of poems and short fiction. You do not have to submit all three at the same time, but the editors can only consider a maximum of three submissions.
● We welcome submissions from writers of all ages, based anywhere in the world.
● Please send the poems and short fiction to by 11pm on Friday, 29 March 2019.


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*This post was last updated on 3 June 2019 to reflect that Bollocks to Brexit: an Anthology of Poems and Short Fiction is now available.