Birdfeast: Now Accepting Submissions

Written by Ella Peary | May 8, 2014

Birdfeast is an online poetry magazine, created in 2011 at a Thanksgiving feast. This young magazine has become a gathering place where emerging poets place their poems alongside established voices like Bob Hickock, Daniela Olszewska, Zachary Schomburg, and others. Each issue is intended to be a poetry feast, a free place to savor the best fresh poems. In this way, Birdfeast provides community and visibility for poets both prominent and unknown.

Though always in sync with the pulse of contemporary poetry, Birdfeast publishes poetry in all forms and styles. From bold to subdued, strange to familiar, they are most interested in reading the poems that poets most want to share. You can get a sense for what they publish by reading past issues online.

Birdfeast publishes four annual editions: winter, spring, summer, and fall, each with work from about ten poets. They read submissions year-round. Submitting poets can expect a response within three months, though most submitting poets receive a response within one month.

Poets may submit up to five poems online. They do not accept submissions by post or email. Poets should submit only one set of poems at a time, but can submit again two weeks after poems are declined. Past contributors should wait one year before submitting again. Birdfeast accepts simultaneous submissions, but asks poets to inform them when their work is accepted elsewhere. They do not accept previously published work.

If you would like to learn more or submit to Birdfeast, please visit their website at http://www.birdfeastmagazine.com/.