FEED is a weekly, online lit mag seeking short poetry, prose, and genre-blending in-betweeners. Driven by the way we are writing today, the editors of FEED aim to serve readers through the same format we’re creating from: on screens, with space and time constraints, in the stolen in-between moments of the day.
The writing we’re drawn to is brief, intimate, and satiating; works that leave it all on the table or keep us coming back again and again. Short writing, for us, quells hunger with concise, stark images and stories that speak for themselves.
FEED defines short-form literature as works of 750 words or less; as editors, however, we like lean meat. We want that spoonful of a story or morsel-length poem. Not sure if your micro paragraph of a piece is a poem, a story, or an essay? Well, neither are we—but we’re famished and ready to read it!
See our submission guidelines below for specific information on submitting to FEED.
FEED currently accepts all submissions on a rolling basis. To submit to FEED, email previously unpublished pieces of poetry or prose in a single document to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please indicate genre (POETRY/FICTION/NONFICTION) in the email’s subject line.
All submissions must be single spaced in a single .doc/.docx or plain text format file. Files should be titled with the submission’s genre and writer’s name (ex: GENRE – NAME). Submissions should include a brief third-person biography of 75 words or less on the final page of the submission file. See genre specifications below for additional requirements:
- Poetry – Send three to five unpublished pieces of poetry in a single document to email@example.com. Limit one poem per page; six pages maximum.
- Prose – Send up to three unpublished pieces of short prose in a single document to firstname.lastname@example.org. Limit 750 words per piece; nine pages maximum.
All rights revert to the author upon publication. We ask for first publication attribution if published elsewhere. FEED reserves the right to include accepted pieces in future publications or promotions with consent of the author.
Submitters will generally hear from FEED editors within one to two weeks; please allow at least one month to pass before inquiring about submissions. Simultaneous submissions are encouraged—just let us know via email (email@example.com) if you wish to withdraw your submission. We ask that authors wait three months before submitting further work to FEED for consideration; contributors are asked to wait six months.
FEED’s commitment to media that is mobile-friendly means that, unfortunately, we are unable to publish works that require special formatting, such as shaped poems or works that rely heavily on spacing. Pieces that are not format-compatible will be declined.
We are humbled by each of our readers and submitters. While we are unable to pay contributors at this time, we remain committed to working individually with writers and promoting the works of FEED’s contributors on our social media pages.
Thanks for feeding us!