Founded in 2004, The Birch is the first national undergraduate publication devoted exclusively to Slavic, East European, and Eurasian cultures. Any undergraduate student at any college can submit work to The Birch. A group of Columbia undergraduates selects submissions and publishes the journal, which is completely student-run. Appearing twice a year (fall and spring), The Birch publishes work of three kinds: creative writing (poetry, prose, creative nonfiction, short stories), literary criticism (essays and book reviews), and essays on the culture and politics of the region. To learn more, visit the journal's website.