Open Submissions – Science Poems

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Last month I posted about poetry with Maths/Science basis in memory of  Stephen Hawking. 

I told you to watch out for news of it in April and here it is. 

paper-3160167_1920OPEN SUBMISSION CALL Science/ Stephen Hawking based Poetry.

The collection will appear on this website in June

You are free to submit any poem you feel relevant to this call. Some people like prompts/stimuli, so here are some articles. GUIDELINES

Failing to follow submission guidelines guarantees work will not be accepted so please read them carefully. 

Your poems should be based on Science/ Maths/ Stephen Hawking.

Previously unpublished.

We do not consider simultaneous submissions, i.e. work that is being considered elsewhere.

Work should be 40 lines max.

You may send up to 3 poems.

All poems need a title.

We cannot accept expletive language/content.

Due to copyright issues we cannot accept work with quotations.

Please send poems in the body of an email, single spaced.

Experimental poetry will be considered, however WordPress does not format white space, you may be required to resend as a PDF file or convert to Jpeg.

Include 50 word bio in the body of the email.

Title email SCIENCE

Email to: worcspl[at]


Submission window opens 1st May 

DEADLINE 30th May 6PM (GMT) 



Selected poems will appear in a collection on the website in June.

Poets retain copyright.

Should your work be published elsewhere please cite WPL Science Poetry Anthology as first published.

Any queries can be sent to worcspl[at]gmail[dot]com

Please be patient waiting for a response, I am spinning plates on 17 projects at present and have limited admin time. 

Successful poets will be notified with an email link in June. 




Simply because there is not enough time…

I do not send acknowledgements for the receipt of your submission.

My role is to promote poetry so…

I do not send rejection emails. If you do not hear from me, your poetry has been unsuccessful this time. Your poetry – not YOU – rejection is not personal, despite it feeling this way.

No correspondence will be entered into regarding the decisions and publication. 


I look forward to your poems.WPL WORDLE






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