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Vita Brevis publishes poetry, especially from unpublished or emerging poets.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

  1. Read our Terms and Conditions
    • It’s very short — I’ve even summarized it for you.
  2. Compose an email to:
    • briangeiger@vitabrevisliterature.com
    • Make the subject line “General Submission
  3. Include:
    • 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.


Submit your poem