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submission guidelines

berlin lit is currently closed to submissions.

Please submit up to 5 previously unpublished poems in an attachment or in the body of the email. 


Use a standard 12-pt font (Times New Roman, for example).

Tell us a little bit about yourself in a brief third person biography in the body of the email. Include a cover letter if you like, but it's not essential. 

Email your submission to

berlin lit pays contributors 20 euro per poem.

We welcome simultaneous submissions, but should your poems be accepted elsewhere, please notify us as soon as you can. 

Expect to hear back from us within 4-6 weeks after the closing date of the submissions period. Drop us an email if you haven't heard back by then. 

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