Lips poetry magazine was founded in 1981 by Laura Boss.  In that ime, Lips has published poems by Robert Bly, Allen Ginsberg, Ruth Stone, David Ignatow, Marge Piercy, Michael Benedikt, Nicholas Christopher, Anne Waldman, Ishmael Reed, Gregory Corso, Lyn Lifshin, Ted Berrigan, Paul Hoover, Jana Harris, Toi Derricotte, Joseph Bruchac, Alice Notley, Warren Woessner, Robert Phillips, Hal Sirowitz, Theodore Weiss, Alicia Ostriker, Maria Mazziotti Gillan, Stanley H. Barkan, Michael Weaver, Molly Peacock and Richard Kostelanetz.

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Issue 48/49 (2018)


The submission period is October through February. No submissions are considered between March and September.

Send up to five poems, previously unpublished.

Electronic submissions are not accepted.

Lips has first rights to the poems and copyright reverts to the author upon publication.

We recommend that contributors review a copy of the magazine before submitting. You might obtain a copy at your library, or by purchasing an issue by sending a check for $10 plus $2.50 postage and handling for each copy. Requests for issues and submissions should be sent to:

Laura Boss, Editor
PO Box 616
Florham Park, NJ  07932