Silkworm is open for submissions!

You are invited to submit your poems 
to be considered for Silkworm 10 (our 10th anniversary issue!), 
to be published in fall 2017.

Please submit up to 3 poems of no longer than 50 lines each and include a 30-word bio with your submission. The deadline for submissions is April 15, 2017. Only electronic submissions will be accepted, as an MS Word document attached in an email sent to No submission fee.

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.

Members and non-members of Florence Poets Society are encouraged to submit. International submissions are encouraged, subject to a small fee for accepted poems to cover the cost of shipping the contributor's copy.

We look forward to reading your poems!


Silkworm 9: Revolution is here!

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

                                      -- Emma Goldman

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 ~~ Silkworm 8 ~~
Dedicated to the memory
of outstanding poet and our great friend
Robert Lipton


Silkworm 8 includes a section of poems written about and for Bob Lipton, and features the work of the following poets:

Joshua Michael Stewart
Eileen P. Kennedy
Naila Moreira
em jollie
Marian Kent
Herb Abelson
Paul Richmond
Richard Greene
Anita Gallers
Laura Rodley
Susan Middleton
Jean Blakeman
F. D. Kindness
Judith Skillman
Tara Dasso
Cami Stringham
Joannah Whitney
Jan Lamberg
Teri O'Shea
Sharon Ann Harmon
Ellen Mary Hayes
Mary Ellen Shaughan
Katarina Boudreaux
Elizabeth Kirkpatrick Vrenios
Michael Raudzis Dinkel
Peggy Winnett
Barbara Ann Lemoine
Edward Bruce Bynum
Prudence Wholey
Sally Bellerose
Dorothy Fenton
Mark J. Mitchell
Richard King Perkins II
Kevin Casey
Tommy Twilite
Claire Day
Jeff Bernstein
John Grey
Lori Desrosiers
Alice Thomas
Brooks Robards
Linda Wlodyka
Marianne Gambaro
Candy Carlisle
Gerald Yelle
Greg Kereakoglow
Christopher Mulrooney
Maureen Solomon
Howie Faerstein