Submit Your Poem

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Vita Brevis publishes poetry, especially from unpublished or emerging poets.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 some poems here.

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 eight 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. Read over some past publications and try again. All poets face rejection, it’s best to face it with grace.

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!


SUBMIT YOUR POEM

It should only take 5 minutes.

HOW TO SUBMIT YOUR POEM TO VITA BREVIS POETRY MAGAZINE

  1. Read our Terms and Conditions

  2. Compose an email to: briangeiger@vitabrevisliterature.com

    Please make the subject line “General Submission”

  3. Include:

    1) An author/pen name.
    2) A short bio (written in third person) under 60 words.
    3) Up to five poems in as text in your email or as a single PDF attachment.


Submit your poem