WHAT CAN I SUBMIT?
Vita Brevis publishes poetry. For now, we accept pieces you’ve previously published on your own blog, but this won’t always be the case.
All submissions to Vita Brevis are completely free–help us keep it this way by supporting us here.
ARE YOU LOOKING FOR ANYTHING IN PARTICULAR?
We want poems with a good balance between style and substance. We love philosophical undertones but not pretension or cliche. (Subtlety is key here).
We tend to favor traditional, structured pieces over abstract, post-modern ones. However, any piece that shows a keen understanding of the beauty of art and the finiteness of the human endeavor will have a significant fighting chance.
But that’s just our style, not our requirement.
HOW DO I KNOW IF I GET IN?
We’ll tell you if you’re accepted. However, if we decide not to publish your piece, we simply won’t respond. It may sound rude, but our small team doesn’t have the time to respond to every submission, and we don’t want to just send you a “no” if we actually enjoyed it!)
Don’t feel bad–we’re really tough on submissions! If you get no response but really think your piece deserves a second look–we urge you to send it in again.
By submitting to Vita Brevis, you’re agreeing to our terms and conditions. It is your duty to read them over and contact us if you are at all confused as to what they entail. The terms and conditions as of today are listed below (they are subject to change, so keep checking in):
(i.) By submitting your work, you are allowing us to disseminate it via publication and promotion on any Vita Brevis-affiliated sites.
(ii.) Upon acceptance, you are allowing us to use the author name (be it a username, real name, or pen name) you provided on your work, along with the link (if any) you included to publicize your site.
(iii.) You are solely responsible for any of your submissions and any consequences of submitting them to Vita Brevis–all work must be your own. For now, you may submit work previously published on your own blog. If it has been published by any other, it is up to you to contact them to ensure that you are allowed to submit it to us.
HOW DO I SUBMIT MY WORK?
Compose an email to: email@example.com
Make the subject line: General Submission
Include: (1) an author/pen name, (2) a link to your site or blog, if you want to publicize it, (3) the title of your submission, (4) up to five poems in a single PDF attachment.