| Please note: The deadline
for the May special issue is April 5th.
The issue will be guest-edited by Rosie
Miles, and the topic is
Rosie likes poems to be sent in
attachments. I find them awkward to work with.
So attach like a good one for her, but for other
issues, please send your poems to
firstname.lastname@example.org, as usual, in the body
of an email.
in. Breathe out. Breathe in. Breathe out.
“I can’t breathe!”
Allow yourself to breathe. Let the wine
breathe. Take time to breathe. Breathe a
sigh of relief.
Who has breathed their last? Who can
barely breathe? Who is still struggling to
What is it like to breathe again? What
(new) spirit breathes among us?
Breathe energy, breathe fear, breathe
courage, breathe air, breathe hope,
breathe peace, breathe deeply, breathe
What are you/we breathing new life into?
Breathe it all in.
Please respond to the theme as
imaginatively and expansively and
arrestingly as only poets can!
1. Send up to four
poems to Rosie Miles
(email@example.com) in one single
word.docx or pdf attachment.
2. Please start each
poem on a new page.
3. Your document should
be named ‘BREATHE_Yourname’.
4. Likewise please put
‘BREATHE Yourname’ in the Subject Line of
5. A brief
“Hello”/introductory note in your email is
6. Deadline Monday 5th
7. Poets whose poems
are being included in the May 2021 edition
of Snakeskin will be notified at the end
of the month.
8. Please do not send
work previously published, or work that is
under consideration by other magazines.
For details of the editor's latest collection, Old
and Bookish, please click on the cover
Two blog posts may be of
interest to potential contributors to Snakeskin
The first, on "How
Snakeskin Works", explains the simple
procedure by which contributions are selected for
a month's issue.
The second, called "Don't"
offers some tips to novice poets, detailing a few
of the things that might make an editor take
against your work.