This is an open call in solidarity with Black Lives Matter. To that end we at Lily want you to know that our doors are wide open . We seek to promote and provide space for Black poets and look forward to reading your work. This form is always open and will remain open. 

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.


We use Submittable to accept and review our submissions.