Seasonal issue submissions:

Submit 1-5 poems or 1-2 pieces of short fiction (2,000 words or less). Please upload all of your work in the SAME document; do not submit individual pieces of writing separately. We accept simultaneous submissions but ask that you notify us if your piece is accepted elsewhere.


Mid-Atlantic Chapbook Series submissions:

* Chapbook contest entrants must be practicing poets residing in the District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, Delaware, or Pennsylvania.

* Manuscripts should be between 20 and 30 pages long.

* This should be the poet’s first published manuscript. Prior publication of individual pieces is fine; please include any acknowledgement of prior publication in the cover letter field when uploading your work.

* Simultaneous submissions will be considered. Please withdraw your manuscript immediately should it become unavailable.

* Submission period: May through September of each year. Poets will be notified about the status of their manuscript by October. Manuscripts received outside of the submission period will not be considered.

Lines + Stars seeks visual art to accompany upcoming seasonal issues of the journal. 

Please send us your best work in whatever media you choose: drawing, painting, collage, photography, digital art, textile, ceramics, mixed media, et cetera.  

Send up to five pieces in high-res format.

$3.00

We are currently seeking submissions to our tenth annual L+S PRESS Mid-Atlantic Chapbook Series, in which an author's first collection of poetry will be selected by the editors and published in the fall/winter of 2024.

Writers must be practicing poets residing in the District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, Delaware, or Pennsylvania. Manuscripts should be between 20 and 30 pages long.

This should be the poet's first manuscript. Prior publication of individual pieces is fine; please include any acknowledgement of prior publication in the cover letter field when uploading your work to our submissions manager. Simultaneous submissions will be accepted; please withdraw your manuscript immediately should it become unavailable.  We encourage submissions from underrepresented voices, including, but not limited to, women and women-identifying poets, poets of color, gender nonconforming poets, and LGBTQ+ poets. Your $3 submission fee helps us cover printing and distribution costs. Thank you! 

 Deadline: October 1, 2024. Poets will be notified about the status of their manuscript by November 1.

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