Call for Submissions

NO FEE submission call + editor interview – Lily Poetry Review, DEADLINE: Year-round

Lily Poetry Review is a biannual literary journal available in print. They publish flash fiction, poetry, book reviews, and art. They are currently open for no fee submissions of poetry, flash fiction and art for their print journal. They also publish chapbooks and full length poetry books. To get a feel for the type of work their looking for, you can read sample poems from their most recent Winter 2020 issue.

I was curious how and why this literary journal began, so I asked Editor-in Chief Eileen Cleary a few questions to find out. See my interview with Cleary and a link to submission guidelines below.

HOPKINSON: Tell me a little bit about Lily Poetry Review.

CLEARY: Lily Poetry Review is a print journal published biannually. We publish poetry, flash fiction and art.

HOPKINSON: How/why was Lily Poetry Review originally started?

CLEARY: Lily Poetry Review was started  to promote contemporary poets, poetry, flash fiction and literary citizenship.

HOPKINSON: Who is your target reader audience?

CLEARY: Our target readers are anyone who enjoys contemporary poetry, art and flash fiction. we think poets and writers will like our journal, but we hope any reader might find writing to fall in love with there.

HOPKINSON: What type of work are you looking for?

CLEARY: We seek well written work that appeals to a wide audience. We tend to respond to concision,  strong imagery, a distinct voice and work that has a life beyond the page.

HOPKINSON: What do you wish you’d see submitted, but rarely comes in?

CLEARY: We would like to see more flash fiction.

HOPKINSON: What are some of your favorite lit mags/journals?

CLEARY: I enjoy reading The West Texas Literary Review, Poetry, Salamander, The Massachusetts Review and The Beloit Poetry Journal.

HOPKINSON: Where can folks send submissions?

CLEARY: Please send submissions to

HOPKINSON: If someone has a question, how can they contact you?


Click here to read submission guidelines.


FORMAT: print (samples online)



FORMS: flash fiction, poetry, and art


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