The Birch

Founded in 2004, The Birch is the first undergraduate publication in the US devoted exclusively to Slavic, Eastern European, and Eurasian studies.

Read more about us.

Submit to The Birch

Undergraduate students may now submit to the Spring 2018 issue of the journal. The deadline is Saturday, February 10, 2018 at 11:59pm EST.

Click here for more details.

About Us

About Us

What is The Birch?

Founded in 2004, The Birch Journal is the first national undergraduate publication devoted exclusively to Slavic, East European, and Eurasian studies. Any undergraduate student at any college or university is welcome to submit work to be published in our issues, featured both online and in print. We accept creative writing (poetry, prose, creative nonfiction, short stories), literary criticism (essays and book reviews), and essays on the culture and politics of the region.

Who are we?

The editors and other staff of The Birch are current undergraduate students at Columbia University.