Seasonally, we gather at a venue in Baltimore, MD, or Washington, DC, to hear the work of three local writers. If you'd like to be considered as a participant -- and are a resident of DC, Maryland, or Virginia -- submit 3-4 poems or an 800-1,000 word story excerpt, along with a bio, here. 

We are currently seeking submissions to our sixth 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 2019.

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: September 1, 2019. Poets will be notified about the status of their manuscript by October 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.

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