Milk Press seeks poetry and visual art that steeps itself in identity, performance, social critique, cultural contemplation, body politics, empathy, and everything within and beyond. Underrepresented voices are in particular encouraged to apply. We believe strongly in diversity and inclusion and strive to ensure that our authors and artists represent the variety of cultures, backgrounds, and unique viewpoints that shape our world.
We focus on publishing work by emerging artists. If you have already published a book of poetry or visual art, we encourage you to submit elsewhere. We exclusively publish collaborative books of poetry and visual art. That said, you may submit your individual collection, and if we love it, we’ll work with you to find an artist or poet whose work pairs well with yours. Please note that we publish full-length poetry collections.
Please ditch the bio; we read all submissions blindly. To that end, please do not include any identifying information in your manuscript. We do accept simultaneous submissions, but please let us know as soon as possible if your book is accepted elsewhere. We take pride in paying royalties to all our authors and artists.