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.
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.