© Mat Moreno

© Mat Moreno

Submission Guidelines

Milk Press seeks poetry and visual art that steeps itself in identity, performance, social critique, cultural contemplation, body politics, empathy, and everything within and beyond. Underrepresented voices are in particular encouraged to apply. We believe strongly in diversity and inclusion and strive to ensure that our authors and artists represent the variety of cultures, backgrounds, and unique viewpoints that shape our world. We focus on publishing work by emerging artists.

Please ditch the bio; we read all submission blindly. To that end, please do not include any identifying information in your work. We do accept simultaneous submissions, but please let us know as soon as possible if your book or works are accepted elsewhere.

Milk Books

We exclusively publish collaborative books of poetry and visual art. That said, you may submit your individual collection, and if we love it, we’ll work with you to find an artist or poet whose work pairs well with yours. There are no restrictions on content, length, or form, so do send what feels right. We take pride in paying royalties to all our authors and artists who publish books with us. 

Submit manuscripts here.

Spilt Milk

Spilt Milk is our blog. We publish one poem or one piece of visual art each week along with an editorial statement. We strive to make each week's selection a piece that is in conversation with the previous week's post. 

Submit to Spilt Milk here.