The Birch Journal, run by Columbia University undergraduates, is the first national undergraduate journal dedicated to Eastern European, Eurasian, and Slavic studies. We invite you to submit your essays concerning the culture and politics of the region, as well as literary criticism, creative works (short stories, memoirs, poems, translations), and artwork or photography, to be published both in print and online in our upcoming edition (Spring 2018). If you are an undergraduate, anything you may have written for a class in the field of interest may be accepted for publication! Submissions are being accepted until 11:59pm EST on Saturday, February 10th, 2018. We encourage you to get your submissions in through our website early. Please visit the submit page to send in your work.