Birdy is Colorado’s premiere independent art and comedy magazine. We are an eclectic, tastemaking venue documenting the cultural landscape of our time by featuring locally, nationally and internationally recognized artists, writers, comedians and more.
Published monthly since 2014, Birdy is high-end, collectible and timeless. We offer an ever-expanding spectrum of written and visual exhibitions, advocating creative exploration of art and ideas every month. Birdy is fundamentally a vehicle and voice for talent and compassionate business.
Free. Monthly. In print and online.
BE IN BIRDY - ART + WORDS + ET CETERA
“It Ain’t Whatcha Write, It’s The Way Atcha Write It” -Jack Kerouac
We’re looking for short stories, poetry, prose, comedy, humor, satire, interviews, exposés, essays, narratives, opinion articles, commentaries, fiction, nonfiction, flash, activist pieces, historical pieces, research, infographics, how-tos and more. When in doubt, send it our way!
All written content must be submitted in the following format:
- Pages, Doc, Docx and Google Docs. (We will consider RTF though it’s not our favorite). We DO NOT accept or read PDF or Watermarked versions of written content. We will not open, read or consider formats outside of the above listed docs.
- All works MUST include your First and Last name as you would like to be printed, current mailing address, phone number, email, word count and title of your piece.
- All works must be formatted with Times New Roman, 11 pt. Font, Double Spaced.
- Word Count: Aim for shorter pieces: 250-1500 words. However, feel free to send longer stories too (1500-2500.) We accept submissions up to 3000 words.
We use a combination of AP Style and Birdy House Style for edits. Contributors will be sent a style guideline sheet per request or per the suggestion of the Editor-In-Chief.
All pieces are edited via Track Changes in Pages or Docs or Suggested Edits in Google Docs. Written approval via email or Accepted changes via Google docs are legally binding.
Edits will be returned ONCE to contributors for approval unless otherwise specified by the Editor-In-Chief.
We reserve the right to make minor grammatical changes without the contributor’s consent during final layout or to pull a piece at any time due to spatial issues or lack of approved edits.
Multiple submissions are highly encouraged. The more we see, the more likely you will be published. Including your social media handle and sites that show your portfolio or work is also highly recommended. If we like what you send us, we usually tend to dig a little deeper to see what else you have to offer as we like to print writers multiple times or regularly if they jive with Birdy’s style.
“Art is the proper task of life.” – Friedrich Nietzsche
We accept paintings, drawings, photos, posters, designs, sketches, comics, cartoons – basically anything that is visually creative, colored or in black and white. We do not accept hard copy submissions. We recommend peeking at our issues, website and Instagram to get a taste of what we dig.
All visual content must be submitted in the following format:
- NO Watermarks or Signatures or social media handles on the art.
- ***Note, artwork does not need to be formatted as 300dpi upon initial submission. If your work is selected for publishing, we’ll ask you to send us a high-resolution version at 300dpi.*** All physical artwork must be photographed or scanned as 300dpi once selected for publishing. You do not need a professional scanner or camera for this. A phone works just fine so long as you format your piece as stated above.
- Label each file as the following: JaneDoe_Title (Name should be the name you want to be published as).
- Include your name, mailing address, email and phone number in the body of your email.
- Multiple submissions are accepted.
- Please note that RBG or any neon colors will not translate as vibrantly to print so make sure to adjust your work to CMYK before sending them to us.
Multiple submissions are highly encouraged. The more we see, the more likely you will be published. Including your social media handle and sites that show your portfolio or work is also highly recommended. If we like what you send us, we usually tend to dig a little deeper to see what else you have to offer as we like to print artists multiple times or regularly.
We will not edit your image without your written approved permission. If we need to make minor adjustments such as modify a color or crop part of a piece for publishing purposes, we will always consult with you first. We do reserve the right to include story titles over art images if your image is selected to be paired with a story or written work.
We reserve the right to pull a piece at any time due to spatial issues or lack of approved edits.
Heather Reynolds, Forget You Honey
Heather Reynolds, Forget You Honey