Bourgeon's mission, through our online publication and community initiatives, is to increase participation in the arts and to improve access to the arts. Bourgeon serves as a bridge-builder between contemporary artists and audiences. 

The poetry editors of Bourgeon invite writers that live in Washington, D.C., Maryland, Virginia, and the surrounding region, to submit poems for publication.

Submissions must include:

  1. Name of the poet
  2. Address of the poet
  3. Email of the poet
  4. Two to four poems
  5. Bio of the poet

Submissions are reviewed on a rolling basis, generally within three months of submission.  View the magazine website online:

Poetry editors: Gregory Luce, Anne Becker, Jeffrey Banks, Regie Cabico, Sarah Katz, Dwayne Lawson-Brown, Serena Agusto-Cox

Bourgeon is a project of the non-profit Day Eight. The mission of Day Eight is to empower individuals and communities to participate in the arts through the production, publication, and promotion of creative projects. Learn more about Day Eight at the website -

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