Silkworm, the annual review of Florence Poets Society, is open for submissions!

You are invited to submit your original, unpublished poems to be considered for Silkworm 17, to be published in Autumn 2024.

Please read and follow these submission guidelines. Failure to follow guidelines may result in your submission being disqualified. Submit up to 3 poems of no longer than 50 lines each and include a 30-word bio and contact information (including mailing address) with your submission. Only electronic submissions will be accepted. Please paste your poems into the body of an email AND attach your poems in a single file and send it to Use a standard format such as MS Word Doc. There is no fee to submit. Silkworm 17 has an optional theme of Bird. Feel free to interpret the theme in any way and remember that the theme is optional.

The deadline for submissions is May 31, 2024.

Everyone is welcome! Members and non-members of Florence Poets Society are encouraged to submit. Accepted poets will receive one complimentary contributors copy of Silkworm 17.

Simultaneous submissions are acceptable so long as you inform us right away if your poem is accepted elsewhere. We claim first American publication rights, with rights reverting to the author after the initial publication period; please give us credit in future publications.

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We look forward to reading your poems!


Silkworm 16: Wide Open is here! 
Thank you to all of our contributors and readers. Please visit the Events page for video from our Zoom reading on November 19, 2023.

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Florence Poets Society is pleased to announce the release of 
Silkworm 15: Vision
Florence Poets Society is proud to announce that Silkworm 15: Vision is ready for prime time. We will hold our release party/reading live in the Lilly Library community room on Thurs Dec 8, 2022 at 7 pm. Contributors attending will be invited to read their poem and pick up their contributor copy of the book. Additional copies will be available for purchase. (Makes a great gift!) 
 Thank you to our poets and to everyone who submitted poems for consideration.

Silkworm 14: Rise is released!

Copies are available for $15 each. 
Send a check made out to Florence Poets Society 
to Florence Poets Society c/o Tom Clark, 30 Berkshire Terrace, Florence MA 01062. 


Silkworm 13: Luck is here!

 Thank you to all of our contributors from around the globe! 
Silkworm 13 was produced in a pandemic, and we like to think
reading these poems may be a small antidote. Enjoy!

Silkworm 12 is dedicated to the memory
of fierce poets and friends,

Martina Robinson and Teri O'Shea


Silkworm 11: The Eleventh Hour
is here!


Silkworm 10 is absolutely gorgeous! Thank you to each and every contributor to this wonderful tenth anniversary edition. For those contributing poets scattered far and wide, watch for your copy in the coming weeks. We appreciate and thank you!


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"I want freedom, the right to self-expression,
everybody's right to beautiful, radiant things."

                                      -- Emma Goldman