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RATTLE (magazine) Summer 2010 cover.jpg
Summer 2010 cover
Editor-in-Chief Alan Fox
Categories literary magazine
Frequency Quarterly
Year founded 1994
Company Rattle Foundation
Country United States
Based in Los Angeles, California
Language English
Website www.rattle.com
ISSN 1097-2900
OCLC number 36334564

Rattle is an award-winning poetry magazine based in Los Angeles, California. Founded in 1994, the magazine is published by the Rattle Foundation.[1] Established writers such as Philip Levine, Jane Hirshfield, Billy Collins, Sharon Olds, Gregory Orr, Patricia Smith, Anis Mojgani and others have appeared in Rattle, although the magazine also prides itself on its publication of new and emerging poets. Poems from the magazine have been reprinted in The Best American Poetry[2] and Pushcart Prize[3] anthologies.

According to the magazine’s website:

Rattle is pretty simple: We love poetry and feel that it's something everyone can enjoy. We look for poems that are accessible, that have heart, that have something to say.[4]

Each issue features a theme honoring a particular community of poets, such as teachers, slam poets, or, most recently, southern poets. Interviews with contemporary poets are also a staple of the quarterly publication. Though primarily dedicated to its print issues, the magazine’s website features a variety of supplemental material, such as audio archives,[5] and reviews of contemporary poetry.[6]

Rattle Poetry Prize[edit]

The Rattle Poetry Prize, established in 2006, awards $5000 to the best poem submitted, as decided by the magazine’s editors. A Reader’s Choice Award of $1,000 is also given to one of ten finalists. All winners receive publication in the winter issue of the magazine.[7]

Past Winners[edit]

Past winners have included:[8]


Editor-in-Chief: Alan Fox
Editor: Timothy Green
Assistant Editor: Megan O’Reilly Green
Editor Emeritus: Stellasue Lee

Past contributors[edit]

Past contributors to the journal have included:[9]


  1. ^ [1] Web page titled "About Us" at Rattle website, accessed March 16, 2013
  2. ^ [2] The Best American Poetry 2007. Heather McHugh, Guest Editor, David Lehman, Series Editor. ISBN 0-7432-9973-6, Scribner, 2007
  3. ^ [3] Pushcart Prize XXXII: Best of the Small Presses. Bill Henderson, Series Editor. ISBN 978-1-888889-46-8, Pushcart Press, 2008
  4. ^ [4] Web page titled "Rattle: About Us" at the Rattle website, Accessed March 16, 2013
  5. ^ [5] Web page titled "Rattle: Audio Archives" at the Rattle website, accessed March 26th, 2013
  6. ^ [6] Web page titled "Rattle: e-Reviews" at the Rattle website, Accessed March 26, 2013
  7. ^ [7] Web page titled "Poetry Prize" at the Poets & Writers magazine website, Accessed March 16th, 2013
  8. ^ [8] Web page titled "About Rattle: Poetry for the 21st Century" at the Rattle website, accessed June 30, 2013
  9. ^ [9] Web page titled "Contributor Links Rattle" at the Rattle website, accessed March 16, 2013

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