WHAT CAN I SEND IN?
Vita Brevis publishes poetry–especially from unpublished or emerging poets. We charge no reading fees, accept unsolicited pieces, and are open for submission year-round. We also accept previously published poems.
ARE YOU LOOKING FOR ANYTHING IN PARTICULAR?
We tend to favor traditional, structured pieces over experimental, post-modern ones. But that’s just our style, not our requirement.
HOW DO I KNOW IF MY POEM IS ACCEPTED?
RECENTLY UPDATED: [For all poems submitted after 8/21/2018] We’ll give you a response within two weeks (typically faster).
ANY TIPS FOR GETTING PUBLISHED?
You bet. Here’s an article by our editor on just that: Navigating the World of Poetry Publication.
And here’s another: Publishing Poetry is like Arranging a marriage — Make it a Happy One
HOW DO I SUBMIT MY WORK?
Read our: Terms and Conditions
Compose an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Make the subject line: General Submission
Include: (1) an author/pen name, (2) A short bio (written in third person), around 30 to 50 words, (3) [optional] a link to your personal website, blog, or publication so readers can find more of your work, (4) up to five poems in a single PDF attachment (sometimes we accept more than one).