Lily Poetry Review is a print journal set to publish in the winter and summer of each year.

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The Lily Poetry Review is interested in promoting contemporary poets, poetry, flash fiction and literary citizenship.

We promise that each writer will be proud of all of the work published here.

Please don’t send previously published material.

Send no more than five poems per submission. All must be contained in one document.

Send no more than three flash pieces per submission. All must be contained in one document.

Authors are free to  send simultaneous submissions as long as they withdraw work here once it is accepted elsewhere.


This is NOT a contest. Please submit a full-length manuscript for consideration to be published through Lily Poetry Review Books.

All submissions must go through  Submittable.

Manuscript length recommendation:  40-60 poems.

Include Table of Contents. At the beginning of your manuscript, please include a list of poems that appear elsewhere (in journals, magazines, chapbooks, or anthologies).

We recommend that 25-50% of the poems have been previously published.

Simultaneous submission is acceptable but please immediately withdraw your manuscript if it's accepted elsewhere. 

Each manuscript must be submitted separately. We accept book-length poetry manuscripts only.

Please include a one-paragraph biographical note and contact information in your cover letter.
 

Corrections and new versions will not be accepted.

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A $20 processing/reading fee will be charged for each submission.



Please submit flash fiction less than 1000 words, the shorter the better.

We are looking for flash fiction with great imagery and authenticity, well structured and varied sentences and syntax. Let your fiction surprise the writer a little bit. Let the story lift off the page and follow the reader home.

Submit up to three pieces, all in one document. 

Each piece should start on a new page.

Please wait until we have responded to your submission before sending another. One submission at a time, please.

DO NOT USE ARIAL FONT. When in doubt, use Times New Roman.

Lily Poetry Review seeks cover art and other visual art to be published within the pages of the magazine. 

LPR pays $ 50 for cover art, and contributor copies for pieces within the magazine.

Submit no more than 3 pieces per submission in one attachment.

Please wait until we have responded to your submission before sending another.

Thank you for your interest in Lily Poetry Prize.

Kevin McLellan will judge. Kevin McLellan is the author of Hemispheres (Fact-Simile Editions, forthcoming),  Ornitheology (The Word Works, 2018), [box] (Letter [r] Press, 2016), Tributary (Barrow Street, 2015), and Round Trip (Seven Kitchens, 2010). He won the 2015 Third Coast Poetry Prize and Gival Press’ 2016 Oscar Wilde Award, and his poems have appeared in numerous literary journals. Kevin lives in Cambridge Massachusetts.

All poetry prize submissions will be read blindly. Decisions are final.

Winners will be announced prior to the winter issue 2019/2020.

The 1st place winner will receive $500 and 2nd and 3rd place winners receive $100

and publication. 

Poets who have submitted to the no-fee open call for submissions will be considered for publication only. All poets who appear in the prize, (winter) issue will receive a contributor copy of the prize issue.

We accept ELECTRONIC SUBMISSIONS ONLY through Submittable during the prize submission period, May 6 through September 15. The contest fee of $20 (per 3 poem submission. Unpaid submissions will be disqualified. Emailed submissions and mailed submissions will not be considered.

Please submit no more than 3 unpublished poems of no more than 50 lines per poem in ONE MSWord file (.doc or .docx or .rtf only, no .pdf please). Please remove your name from your file, as the poetry is read blind by our editorial staff and contest judge. 

All poems will be considered for publication. Winners (3) will receive prize money and all finalists and semi-finalists will be rewarded with a copy of the journal.

You may submit three poems per contest entry. You may submit more than once but each three poem packet requires its own fee/entry.

No identifying information on your submission please, or we cannot consider it for a prize.


Multiple submissions are discouraged, but simultaneous submissions are fine as long as you inform us in a timely manner if your work is published elsewhere. We claim first North American publication rights, so rights revert to the author after the initial publication period. We will only consider work that has not been previously published. All poems will be blind-read. Member CLMP.

 

DO NOT SUBMIT TO THIS FORM UNLESS YOU HAVE BEEN INVITED TO DO SO. ALL WORK SUBMITTED WITHOUT INVITATION WILL BE DECLINED Thank you for your interest in Lily Poetry Review!

PLEASE: SEND ONLY ONE SUBMISSION AT A TIME (PER GENRE.)
please send poems in one document — each on a separate page.

The Lily Poetry Review is interested in promoting contemporary poets, poetry, flash fiction and literary citizenship.
 

 We promise that each writer will be proud of all of the work published here.
 Please don’t send previously published material.
 

Send no more than five pieces per submission. All must be contained in one document.
Each new poem should start on a new page.
 DO NOT USE ARIAL FONT. When in doubt, use Times New Roman.
 

Authors are free to  send simultaneous submissions as long as they withdraw work here once it is accepted elsewhere.

Lily Poetry Review