Calling all gifted fiction writers! Lilith Magazine—Independent, Jewish & frankly feminist—seeks quality short fiction, 3,000 words or under, for our Annual Fiction Contest. First prize $250 + publication. We especially like work with both feminist and Jewish content, and are eager to read submissions from BIJOC writers. Please submit to with “Fiction Contest” and your name in subject line and full contact info on manuscript. Deadline: December 31, 2020. 


Lilith Magazine welcomes submissions of high-quality, lively, original writing—all year round: 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 2,500 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.

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

RESPONDING TO WRITERS: 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. We usually contact you within six months of submission if we are interested in publishing your non-fiction piece, so if you have not had a response from Lilith within six months after submitting, please feel free to send your work elsewhere.

POETRY: We welcome your submissions. Thank you for understanding that it may take up to six months for your to receive a response.

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

While we prefer electronic submissions, we continue to accept 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 Thank you!