Headmistress Press

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Genres Published: 
Representative Authors: 
Robin Becker, Maureen Bocka, Nicole Brossard, Flower Conroy, Risa Denenberg, Dinah Dietrich, Laura Foley, Janice Gould, Eleanor Lerman, Marilyn Hacker, Ruth Lehrer, Jill McDonough, Mary Meriam, Constance Merritt, G.L. Morrison, Lesléa Newman, Samantha Pious, Minnie Bruce Pratt, Rita Mae Reese, Naomi Replansky, Rachel Rose, Carter Steinmann, Lynn Strongin, Abe Louise Young
Book Types: 
Poetry collections
Paperback, E-book
Reading Period: 
Oct 1 to Oct 31
Response Time: 
3 to 6 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
Publishes Through Contests Only: 
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Titles per Year: 
1 to 5
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Editorial Focus

Founded in 2013, Headmistress Press specializes in poetry and art by lesbians, and their mission is to increase lesbian visibility in the arts. For many years, they held the Charlotte Mew Chapbook Contest, but now hold one annual contest: Sappho’s Prize in Poetry.

Tips From the Editor

Our definition of “lesbian” includes both women who identify as lesbians and people who identify with lesbians. We recognize that lesbian communities have been and continue to be informed by bi women, trans women, Two Spirit, genderqueer, gender-noncomforming, and nonbinary people, and that many of these labels are not mutually exclusive categories. In that spirit, we welcome submissions from all poets who feel an intimate connection with the term “lesbian.”

Contact Information

Mary Meriam, Editor
4 Corley Loop
Eureka Springs, AR 72632
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Last updated: Mar 26, 2024