Submissions for The Mays Anthology XXV are now open
Deadline: April 10th
The Mays Anthology is 25 years old this year and we would like to invite students at Oxford and Cambridge to be part of this very special edition. The Mays aims to provide support for aspiring writers and visual artists in the challenging early phase of their careers by publicising their work amongst literary agents, publishing houses and the public. Many contributors, among them Zadie Smith, have gone on to launch successful careers in the literary and artistic worlds.
After we receive your submisisons, Oxbridge editors and guest editors make the final selection for publication. Past guest editors have included Ted Hughes, Patti Smith, Seamus Heaney, Penelope Fitzgerald and Nick Cave, amongst a host of other outstanding writers and musicians who have been kind enough to accept The Mays’ invitation.
While we will remain dedicated to publishing the best new poetry, prose and art that Oxbridge students have to offer, we are also looking for unorthodox work in forms that deviate from what may be featured in the ‘conventional’ anthology. We would particularly like to encourage collaborative submissions between different media, for example a poem and artwork created in conjunction.
– Each work must be on a separate document.
– Please do not include your name on the submission documents themselves. The selection process will be blind.
– Literary submissions should be saved as docx or .doc.
– Poetry submissions may be a maximum of 60 lines.
– Prose submissions should be a maximum of 2,500 words.
– Please state in your accompanying email whether any of your submissions are excerpts from longer works.
Deadline: April 15th
– We’d like you to submit up to 3 pieces of your work for consideration, in order to get a fuller idea of you as an artist.