Writing for Lilith

Please send nonfiction to submissions@lilith.org and poetry to poetry@lilith.org.

Fiction can use the form on submittable.

Please understand that in these challenging times we cannot respond as quickly as we’d like, so if you haven’t heard from us in four weeks, feel free to follow up. If you haven’t heard from us in eight weeks, please consider this a gentle “no,” and tell us you are withdrawing the piece from consideration.



Deadline extended to January 31, 2022

Calling all gifted fiction writers! Lilith Magazine—Independent, Jewish & frankly feminist—seeks quality short fiction full of heart, soul and chutzpah, 3,000 words or under, for our Annual Fiction Contest. First prize is $250 and publication. We especially like work with both feminist and Jewish content, and are eager to read submissions from writers of color and emerging writers of any age.

Please submit to info@Lilith.org with “Fiction Contest” and your name in the subject line and full contact information on your manuscript. Manuscripts that do not contain author’s name and contact info will not be considered.


Lilith Magazine welcomes submissions of high-quality, lively, original writing: reporting, analysis, opinion pieces, memoir, fiction and poetry with a feminist take on subjects of interest to Jewish women. Please do not send previously published work. Here are some guidelines we hope will prove helpful.

LENGTH: Features usually run 2,000 words, news briefs 500 words or less. Fiction should be under 3,000 words. Back-page pieces run 800 words. For poetry, please submit no more than 5 poems, totaling no more than two pages.

IDENTIFICATION: Your name and contact information should appear on each page you send. Please also include a one- or two-sentence bio. If you don’t include your name on the submission, we may not be able to get back to you!

PAYMENT: Writers and artists are paid for their work in Lilith, in print and on the blog.

SIMULTANEOUS SUBMISSION: You must let us know If your submission is being sent to another publication simultaneously. And we ask that you please inform us immediately if a work you have asked Lilith to consider has been accepted elsewhere.

It is not our policy to return manuscripts sent by mail. We’ll contact you by phone or email if your work has been accepted for publication.

If you have any questions, please contact us at info@lilith.org. Thank you!