Silkworm 11 is open for submissions!

Silkworm, the annual review of Florence Poets Society, is open for submissions! You are invited to submit your poems to be considered for Silkworm 11--The Eleventh Hour to be published in fall 2018.

Please submit up to 3 poems of no longer than 50 lines each on the theme of "the eleventh hour." The theme may or may not be taken literally. Deadline for submissions is April 15, 2018. Please include a 30-word bio with your submission. Only electronic submissions will be accepted, as an MS Word document attached in an email sent to There is no fee to submit your poems for consideration. Members and non-members of Florence Poets Society are encouraged to submit. Please visit our website for more information:

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. We prefer work that has not been previously published.

Submissions from within the United States that are accepted for publication will receive a contributors copy of Silkworm 11. For international submissions that are accepted for publication in Silkworm 11, we reserve the option to send contributors an electronic PDF copy rather than a print copy. This is because of the high cost of international postage. Florence Poets Society does not and never will require a fee for submissions.

We look forward to reading your poems!


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!

Many of our local contributors celebrated and read their poems at our launch event on October 12 at Lilly Library. Wonderful!

Cap'n Tommy Twilite

Anna Duprey

James Francis Cahillane

Joshua Coates

Sasha Berman

Lori Desrosiers

Marianne Gambaro

Jerry Waller

Rosie McMahan


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everybody's right to beautiful, radiant things."

                                      -- Emma Goldman