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.

We are currently seeking submissions to our ninth 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 2022.

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, 2022. Poets will be notified about the status of their manuscript by November 1.

Ends on $2.00

I dream you, doubt,
nightly —
for what is the meaning of dreaming
if not that all we are while inside it
is transient, amorphous, in question? 

—Jane Hirshfield

Send us your doubt (and doubting) poems and short prose by September 1, 2022. 

Three to five poems or short fiction less than 1,000 words.

Please put all of your poems into the same document. Do not submit more than one group of poems or more than one short prose piece to this call.

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