Call for Submissions: Dead of Winter Anthology

Milk & Cake Press is now accepting submissions for our first anthology, Dead of Winter, to be published in Winter 2021. We are looking for poems that deal with the supernatural, the mythological, the mysterious, the uncanny.

To submit, please send 1-3 poems in a Word document and your bio in the body of an email to There is no submission fee. Payment will be a copy of the anthology.

Submissions close October 15, 2020.

Currently, Milk and Cake Press is closed for chapbook and full-length poetry submissions.

Submission Guidelines:

Milk and Cake Press publishes full-length and chapbook collections of poetry. We are interested in manuscripts with attention to the sound of language. We would like to see experimental work, though we are open to virtually any kind of manuscript. (No light verse or limericks, please.)

Submit chapbooks of 18-30 pages or full-length collections of 48-70 pages. Manuscripts should be in Word or Apple’s Pages format–no PDFs.

We want to read work of emerging and experienced poets. Please do not identify yourself. Be sure your name is not on the manuscript, and do not provide a biographical statement or acknowledgments of previously published poems. Instead, in your cover letter, provide 3-5 sentences summarizing your manuscript.

Submissions should be emailed to

For chapbook submissions, please write “Chapbook Submission: [title of your manuscript]” in the subject line. To help us cover the cost of printing, we ask that you send a $10 submission fee via PayPal to

For full-length submissions, please write “Full-length Submission: [title of your manuscript].” To help us cover the cost of printing, we ask that you send a $25 submission fee via PayPal to

If the submission fee would prohibit you from submitting, please say so in your email.

You may submit to both categories, with the appropriate fees. Simultaneous submissions are welcome; please let us know as soon as possible should your work be accepted elsewhere (and congratulations!).