lipstickparty magazine is a general interest mag edited and published by women. lspmag has a strong focus on creative writing, but we cover topics from beauty & style to art & lit, and everything in between. Want to help us make a better magazine with better representation? We love new writers, new voices, and we want to hear from you.

We do consider simultaneous submissions, but please notify us if all or part of your submission is accepted by another publication. Read our full set of terms here.

Overview:

  • Submissions are open year-round.
  • All submitted work must be previously unpublished (including on personal blogs, self publishing, etc).
  • Include a brief author bio (up to 100 words) and a photo that will accompany your work should we choose to publish it.
  • Please see below for category-specific guidelines.
  • We review each submission anonymously among the editors. Please do not include your identifying information on your submitted manuscripts. We will be able to contact you through Submittable.
  • lipstickparty mag (LSPMAG) is a volunteer-based publication. As such, you will not be paid for your contribution if it is published on our site. By submitting your work, you confirm that the work is your own (full terms here).

lipstickparty magazine reserves the right to alter these guidelines at any time.

All submitted works are read by our editing staff. Our general response time is within 90 days, but please allow at least that much time before contacting for response. Due to a sudden influx of submissions, our current response time is about 100-120 days. We appreciate your patience!

For interview and music/film/book review requests, among other related inquiries, please send a message to lipstickpartymag (@) gmail.com.

Poems may be of any length, but we will not read submissions longer than 5 pages. You may submit up to four poems, in a single document. Do not submit multiple poems in separate documents. Do not include your name or contact info in the file. We will have your contact information through Submittable. Manuscripts that contain name/contact info subject to automatic decline.

What we're looking for:

Each editor has their own taste. We like serious poems, silly poems, fun poems, and poems that make you go "hmmm" about the world. Our focus is on inclusivity and diversity, a multitude of voices if you will. We want to get to know you and the world through your voice. You may submit any format (traditional inherited forms or free verse).

What is flash fiction? You can also call it: sudden fiction, short shorts, miniatures, postcard fiction. Submit up to two (2) stories in a single document. Title each story. Maximum word count between the two pieces is 1500, and no single story more than 750 words.

What are we looking for? Any genre: fantasy, thriller, mystery, young adult. If it's compelling and fresh, we're into it. 

Do not include your name or contact info in the file. We will have your contact information through Submittable. 
Manuscripts that contain name/contact info subject to automatic decline.


You may submit one short story or creative nonfiction submission. If more than one story or essay is submitted, only the first will be considered. 

What are we looking for? Any genre: fantasy, thriller, mystery, young adult. If it's compelling and fresh, we're into it. 

Your prose piece may not exceed 1500 words.

Do not include your name or contact info in the file. We will have your contact information through Submittable. 
Manuscripts that contain name/contact info subject to automatic decline.


You may submit one short story or creative nonfiction submission. If more than one story or essay is submitted, only the first will be considered. 

What is Creative Nonfiction? Does it have to be "the truth?" In short, no. But it should have a narrative that rings true to reality, to "factual actuality."

Your prose piece may not exceed 1500 words.

Do not include your name or contact info in the file. We will have your contact information through Submittable. 
Manuscripts that contain name/contact info subject to automatic decline.

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