A note to writers

As of April 2021, in keeping with our beautiful new website and remote working situation, we will be moving the bulk of our submissions to an email-based system. 

Please send nonfiction to submissions@lilith.org and poetry to poetry@lilith.org. Fiction can use the form below until further notice. 

Please understand that we cannot respond as quickly as we used to in pre-Covid times, so if you haven't heard from us in two weeks, feel free to follow up. If you haven't heard from us in six weeks, consider it a gentle "no." 


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.

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


Lilith has a small staff size and a large volume of submissions. Please accept our apologies that, as much as we would like to, we are simply unable to respond to each submission.

POETRY: We have selected our poems for 2017-18, and are in the process of notifying authors of their acceptance. You can, however, continue to submit poetry, with the understanding that you may receive no response until Fall 2018.

To submit your writing, please use our electronic submission form.

When the pandemic is over, we hope to resume accepting hard-copy submissions at:

Lilith Magazine

Attn: Submissions

119 West 57th Street, Suite 1210

New York, NY 10019

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! 

Lilith Magazine is looking for unpublished original stories with heart, soul and chutzpah, illuminating issues in the lives of Jewish women. Fiction submissions should be under 3,000 words.

Lilith Magazine