Please submit 3-5 poems. While Lines + Stars has no hard-and-fast guidelines, we value poetry that is experimental, brain-stretching, and reverberating. In other words, your best work. Please DO NOT SEND MULTIPLE SUBMISSIONS; place all of your poems in ONE document.

Send us your best short prose -- 4,000 words, give or take. We don't publish stories with each issue, but when we do, it's because we love them.
Every month, we gather at a venue in 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 welcome short (800-1000 word) reviews of new poetry and short fiction collections. We ask that you send a separate query email to before submitting here.