Here's our working definition of the short poem: 4¼” x 5½”.

We edit our white space (or lack of it) as much as we edit the text. If your poem manages to do its work in that space, we'll consider it.

Please mail 3-5 poems (each on a separate page)
Include a self-addressed stamped envelope
Response time is 6 weeks to 6 months

Send submissions to:

Hummingbird: Magazine of the Short Poem
7129 Lindfield Rd.
Madison WI  53719

We will only consider snail mail submissions. However, if you haven't heard from us
and it seem like you should have, or if you'd just like to say hello, please do send us an email: