WHAT DO YOU PUBLISH?
Vita Brevis publishes poetry, especially from unpublished or emerging poets. You can submit your poem without worrying about reading fees, agents, or reading periods. To get a feeling for the Vita Brevis style, read our recent poems. You can also read my Duotrope editor interview.
HOW DO I KNOW IF MY POETRY SUBMISSIONS ARE ACCEPTED?
I respond to every single submission, whether it’s accepted or not. If I don’t get back to you within 10 weeks, let me know. I may have missed your submission, or the submission pool was especially busy.
WHAT IF MY POEM IS REJECTED?
Don’t worry. I know you put a lot of thought into your poetry, but all magazines need some level of editorial standards. Sometimes it’s simply a matter of “theme-ing” issues. Read over some past publications and try again.
ANY OTHER PUBLICATION OPPORTUNITIES?
You bet. I love the poets I work with, and we often team up on other projects at Vita Brevis, like our #1 bestselling new poetry anthology. I’m planning another one, so join the newsletter to keep tabs on calls for submission!
[Open] You can also submit poetry to Vita Brevis Press’ latest poetry anthology!
SUBMIT YOUR POEM
HOW TO SUBMIT YOUR POEM TO VITA BREVIS POETRY MAGAZINE
- Read our Terms and Conditions
- It’s very short — I’ve even summarized it for you.
- Compose an email to:
- Make the subject line “General Submission“
- An author or pen name.
- A short, third-person bio (under 60 words).
- Up to five poems as text in your email or as a single PDF attachment.
NOTE: If you need to withdraw poems, reply to your existing poetry submission email. Do not create a new email or use the contact page.