Writing for Lilith

Please send nonfiction to submissions@lilith.org and poetry to poetry@lilith.org. Fiction can use the form on submittable. Please see below for submission requirements.

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: December 31, 2023

Gifted fiction writers! Lilith magazine—independent, Jewish & frankly feminist—seeks quality short stories with heart, soul and chutzpah, 3,000 words or under, for our Annual Fiction Contest. First prize: $300 and publication. We especially like fresh fiction with feminist and Jewish nuance, and are eager to read submissions from writers of color and emerging writers of any age.

Submit to info@Lilith.org with the subject line “Fiction Contest” and your surname. Include full contact information on manuscript. And check out FRANKLY FEMINIST: Short Stories by Jewish Women from Lilith Magazine, coming this fall and available now for preorder wherever you buy books, or at bit.ly/FranklyFeminist


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 feminists. 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.

Poetry submissions should include no more than 3 poems, totaling no more than two pages. Individual poems should be no longer than one typewritten page in length. As with other genres, Lilith seeks poetry relevant to Jewish feminist issues and experiences. Submissions that do not meet the above criteria will not be read.

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!