A weekly, online lit mag of short poetry & prose, FEED is driven by the way its editors are writing & reading from today: 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 narratives 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 to fill us up and leave us craving seconds. 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!
FEED currently accepts general submissions of poetry & prose on a rolling basis year round via email. Submissions for the October Series are open September 1-October 15; find more information on the series here.
To submit to FEED, email previously unpublished pieces of poetry or prose in a single document to firstname.lastname@example.org.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. do not send submissions as PDFs. Files should be titled with the submission’s genre and writer’s name (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- Poetry – Send three to five unpublished pieces of poetry in a single document to email@example.com.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.
- Fiction & Nonfiction – Send up to three unpublished pieces of short prose in a single document to firstname.lastname@example.org.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.
Submissions which do not adhere to guidelines will be declined unread. FEED’s commitment to text that is media-friendly means that, unfortunately, we are unable to publish works that require special formatting, such as shaped poems, or contain photographs. FEED considers previously published work to include personal blogs and social media posts.
Submitters will generally hear from FEED editors within four to six weeks; please allow at least one month to pass before inquiring about submissions. Simultaneous submissions are welcome & 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.
All rights revert to the author upon publication. We ask for first publication attribution if published elsewhere. FEED reserves the right to include contributing pieces in future publications or promotions with consent of the author.
We are continually humbled by each of our contributors, submitters, and readers. While we’re 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!