About Lines + Stars
Lines + Stars began in 2006 as a means of establishing a new creative forum in Washington, DC — a city that all-too-often coasts on its more mechanistic pursuits. As of 2017, we operate jointly out of DC and Baltimore, Maryland. While many of our contributors hail from the DC and mid-Atlantic area, we’ve also expanded our writer base to include national and international voices.
Lines + Stars welcomes poetry and short prose of all varieties. Both novice and seasoned writers are encouraged to submit; it is the strength of the work that ultimately determines its inclusion in our journal. We also publish the occasional book review or interview, often focusing on the work of a DC- or Baltimore-area writer or a publication by a small press. Currently (and unfortunately), we cannot offer any payment for the publication of your work.
About L+S Press
L+S Press is the book-publishing arm of Lines + Stars. Through L+S Press, we host the annual Mid-Atlantic Chapbook Series, which publishes a poet’s first chapbook-length collection. For details on eligibility, deadlines, and guidelines, click here.
L+S Press also publishes best-of anthologies, broadsides, and other projects.
Lines + Stars/L+S Press is headed by Baltimore-based writer and founding editor Rachel Cloud Adams and supported by a team of readers and reviewers.
To submit poems, short prose, or book reviews, please use our Submittable page. Please upload all of your work in the SAME document; do not submit individual pieces of writing separately.
All other editorial inquiries can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Submissions directly sent to this email address will be deleted unread.