BOURGEON’S MISSION, THROUGH OUR ONLINE PUBLICATION AND COMMUNITY INITIATIVES, IS TWOFOLD: 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 editors invite poets 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: http://bourgeononline.com/category/literary-arts/

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

Bourgeon magazine 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 - http://dayeight.org/.

All high school students attending an Arlington County public high school and/or living in Arlington County are invited to submit up to three poems for inclusion in the Arlington Young Poets Anthology, to be published spring 2023. 

The anthology will focus on themes of struggle and resilience, but poems on all topics and themes are welcome. 

We are particularly interested in representing a wide diversity of voices from across the county. Writers of all identities and backgrounds are welcome--BIPOC, LGBTQ+, and neurodivergent writers are encouraged to submit.

Submissions must include:

  1. The full name of the poet
  2. The address of the poet
  3. Email address of the poet
  4. Two to four poems

Submissions are reviewed on a rolling basis, generally within two months of submission. 

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 - http://dayeight.org/.

Day Eight