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Headmistress Press

Based in Washington, Started 2013

Headmistress Press was founded in 2013 by Mary Meriam and Risa Denenberg. The singular mission of our press is to promote and market lesbian-identified poetry by publishing books of poetry by LBT poets. Headmistress Press sponsors Lavender Review, the premier e-zine dedicated to poetry and art by, about, and for lesbians; holds an annual Charlotte Mew Chapbook Contest; and produces our unique Lesbian Poet Trading Cards.

Submission Policy

Headmistress is dedicated to honoring lesbian existence, discovering a range of lesbian voices, and promoting lesbian representation in the arts. You can submit a manuscript (no more than 35 pages of poetry) to our Charlotte Mew Contest in spring, and/or send individual poems year-round to Lavender Review using Submittable.

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