Flipped eye opens submissions for British African poetry anthology

Flipped eye opens submissions for British African poetry anthology

Flipped eye publishing is calling for submissions from UK-based Black poets of African descent to be considered for a new poetry anthology, Before Them, We, to publish in 2022.

Edited by Jacob Sam-La Rose and curated by Ruth Sutoyé (pictured above), the anthology will explore the lives of grandparents and elders before the families they went on to establish. The press is looking for poems that pay homage to grandparents and the narratives of their lives that are lesser known, seeking to preserve history. 

Submissions are welcomed from UK-based Black poets of African descent. Flipped eye is looking for work that has not been previously published, including in a book, magazine, online or social media. 

Selected poets will receive a fee of £250 for their two poems. Poets who are considering submitting their work must be available on Saturday 26th June at 12pm, to attend a collaboration session led by Jacob Sam-La Rose. They may also have the opportunity to perform at the physical anthology launch in London in 2022, for which they will receive a compensation. The deadline for submissions is 11:59pm on 7th June. 

Submissions should be sent in a single PDF or Word document to hellorshaus@gmail.com with the email subject: “Before Them, We Anthology.” After sending their work, poets will receive a response within three working days to confirm that the submission has been received.