Bird's Thumb

There are presently no open calls for submissions.

We publish poetry, short stories, and essays from new, emerging, and established writers.

Arresting language and strong story will always keep us reading.

We accept unsolicited work and publish 3 issues a year in February, June, and October.          

We seek only unpublished work and accept simultaneous submissions. (Publication includes print or digital form, including personal webpages.) Please contact us immediately if your work is accepted elsewhere. Original works in English only; no translations, please. 

We accept submissions in multiple categories during a submission cycle (poetry, fiction or essays).

We are a non-paying market. 

If your work is accepted for publication, we will solicit a formal biography.  In the meantime, tell us about yourself.  We're curious people.

If you have any questions or experience difficulties, please contact us at

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