Lines + Stars currently is CLOSED for general poetry and prose submissions. Please submit only book review queries or chapbook manuscripts -- listed below -- at this time.

We are currently seeking submissions to our fifth 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 of 2018.

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 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 to our submissions manager. Simultaneous submissions will be accepted; please withdraw your manuscript immediately should it become unavailable. 

Your submission fee helps us cover printing and distribution costs. Thank you!

Deadline: August 31, 2018. Poets will be notified about the status of their manuscript by September 1. 

We welcome short (800-1000 word) reviews of new poetry collections -- particularly those published by small presses. We ask that you send a separate query to before submitting here.