Slight Delays in Submission Responses

Vita Brevis Poetry Magazine Submit Poem

I hope everyone enjoyed Thanksgiving–I certainly have. I traveled up north quite a-ways from Florida and am enjoying the snowy weather from a Pennsylvanian farmhouse. I took some time off for travel and to spend time with family, so there might be a few days of delayed responses (especially for the backlog of week-old submissions I haven’t worked through yet) on top of my two-week read reading period.

As usual, I scheduled a couple weeks worth of posts before I left home, but we’re running out soon. No worries, Vita Brevis will be back in full swing in a few days, and I have a new article in the works as well. All-in-all, I’m going to need a lot of poetry to fill up the coming months–so send in some original work to this little magazine!

If you have any questions, you can always use the Contact page (in About) or leave a comment. The internet and cellular connection here is pretty limiting (as it should be during this time), but I’ll do my best to get back to you.

I hope you’re all doing well, and can’t wait to read your work!

Best regards,



19 thoughts

    1. Thanks for reaching out, Goff! I’m having a great time, and I hope you are as well

    1. I hope the best for you, Ivor! It’s always a pleasure to have your work on Vita Brevis. I’m rooting for your speedy recovery 🙂

  1. Brian, you work hard. This labor of love, plus your studies…you seem to know how important the act of re-framing the “obsession” of our labors is as we slowly detach from the idea of perfection and embrace the uncertainty, even learn to revel in the “incomplete” works in progress, at times.

    This is an important lesson you teach, even if you think this may be simply a “taking-leave” post.

    The message, here: finding meaning within the beautiful transience of relationships, especially those that have not only created us, but in many ways, still define us. It’s important in today’s world, I think, to see others working toward “unplugging” and being in the moment, whether with themselves or those they love.

    As I approach, in less than a week, my 50th birthday, I see so clearly now what time has done to change my priorities. Time and suffering. Suffering and celebration and being fully alive.

    May you find peace within the embrace of your origins, those with whom you surround yourself, this season.

    Many thanks for all you do to forward the cause and effects of the written word.

    Peace to you and yours–


    1. It’s shocking to read what you’ve written–many of these points are exactly what has been running through my mind recently. Especially in the past months. That’s a rare feeling to have. It reminds me of reading the response you left on my Medium article!

      I hope all is well on your end. This “celebration of being fully alive” is a newer pursuit of mine, and I can’t imagine living any other way

  2. Happy travels Brian. Priorities do change as we move along in life. Flowing with what call us rather than what we think we need to accomplish determines the difference in our own reality. Enjoyable time this holiday.

  3. Happy Thanksgiving Brian and do enjoy your time with friend and family.These are the memories which becomes our cushion for old age. Do enjoy your time and as always I will try my best to contribute to this beautiful poetry magazine in our community.

    1. I’m certainly enjoying it! Can’t wait to read your work, Megha–this community always enjoys your work!

Any thoughts?