We accept submissions in PDF format. Please submit only one poem per e-mail. The poetry must primarily be written in English. Excerpts, references, etc. in other languages are permitted. Please note that our call for submissions is ongoing until further notice. You may contact us at
If you want to get a feel for our style, read a few of our poems from the archives. The general goal of our journal is to prioritize experimental, counter-culture work.
Note that we have recently updated our submission guidelines so that anyone who writes in English, from around the world, may submit to the journal. Our previous policy was to allow submissions only from North American poets.
VISUAL ART: Please submit your weird, sad work.
We accept submissions in JPEG (.jpg/.jpeg) format. Image size must not exceed 1 GB. Please submit only one piece per e-mail. There are no restrictions based on country — anyone may submit from around the world. Any text used in the artwork need not be in English.
The general goal of our journal is to prioritize experimental, counter-culture work.
We are only now accepting submissions of visual art, so we do not have an archive of examples to show you.
Please note that Lady Lazarus Journal runs on an entirely digital submission basis. We will not accept work in physical form via mail, fax, etc.
We are a free online literary magazine; therefore, we do not make any profit off of this venture. (In fact, our Editor-in-Chief has run a bit of a deficit, what with the cost of marketing.) This journal is a passion project started by Mercedes Killeen.
We regret that we cannot, at the present time, offer any payment for publication. We are considering publishing some print zines in the future, for which we would charge a small fee. Artists included in print work would be given a portion of the sales.
The good news? The fact that we don’t award payment to artists means that we don’t charge for submissions, either. Many publications ask artists to pay fees to be considered for publication or contests.