Currently, Milk and Cake Press is closed for submissions. We will reopen January 1, 2020 and close on April 30, 2020.

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.)

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. Include all acknowledgments of previously published poems.

Milk and Cake is run by three volunteers. To help us cover the cost of printing, we ask that you send a $25 submission fee via PayPal to

Submissions should be emailed to