Please submit up to 5 pieces to PoetryBirmingham@gmail.com as a single Word document of no more than 10 pages. We accept poetry, hybrid forms of up to 500 words, and essays on poetics.
Poems should be typed in a 12pt serif font such as Times New Roman or Garamond. Each poem should be titled and appear on a new page in the document. The document should contain your name in the header and page numbers in the footer.
Your submission email should include a short biography of up to 150 words written in the third person.
We are looking for previously unpublished work that is original, well-crafted and intriguing. Simultaneous submissions are fine so long as you notify us immediately if your work is accepted elsewhere.
We welcome international submissions, however, all submissions must be in English and not translations of other writers’ works.
We have dedicated submission windows when you may submit your work to us. Please do not submit work outside of these windows as it will not be read.
We will not enter into discussion regarding work that is not accepted for publication.
By submitting to Poetry Birmingham, you agree to grant us first serial rights and a 3-month period of exclusivity, after which we ask that you credit Poetry Birmingham as the first publisher if the piece is later published elsewhere. We retain the right to publish your submission in any subsequent digital & print issues or anthologies, and retain non-exclusive electronic archival rights. Unfortunately, we are currently unable to offer payment for publication.
We endeavour to respond to your submission within 8 weeks. If you have not heard back from us during this time, please drop us an email: PoetryBirmingham@gmail.com.