These Fragile Lilacs is now a paying market! We pay $10 per poem and per image we publish in the electronic journal. The deadline for submissions for Volume IV, Issue II is October 25th, 2020. Submissions received after that deadline will be considered for the next issue. 




These Fragile Lilacs Journal is poetry journal that is published biannually. We look for poetry that's tightly constructed and for sharp poetry with strong metaphors, similes, and imagery.  We like poetry of any length and genre. After publication, all rights revert back to the author. We also gladly accept artwork and photographs (especially of lilacs). We try to let you know within 2 to 3 months if your work has been accepted.

Send submissions to Prices for submitting poems are as follows: 

Submission of 1 poem or image costs $1.

2 poems or images cost $2.00. 

3 poems or images cost $2.50

4 poems or images cost $3.00

5 poems or images cost $3.50

Use this payment button to pay before submitting: 

In the subject of your email, please indicate you have paid for your submissions. Please do *not* include any attachments for poems; instead, paste the poems you would like to be submitted directly into your email. You may submit up to five poems per submission cycle. 


If you would like to submit artwork or photography, you can submit attachments. 


Include a short (2 to 3 sentence) biography with your submission. 


Simultaneous submissions are allowed, but if your work gets accepted elsewhere, please let us know ASAP. On that note, please do not submit work that has been published elsewhere. 



             Want an expedited response? 

Up to five poems are accepted per submission, and all forms and subjects are encouraged. 

If you donate $3 to help support These Fragile Lilacs, you'll receive an expedited response (2-3 days instead of 3-6 months)! Thank you for your support of These Fragile Lilacs! 

If you would like an expedited response, click the Donate button below. Please make sure to indicate in the subject line of your submission email that you donated to the tip jar. Thank you for your support of These Fragile Lilacs!   


Submit up to 5 poems to

making sure to include your poems in the body of the message. No attachments, please! Please also include a short (2-5 sentence) biography with your message. Click below to pay $3.50 for your submissions. After you make this payment, please email your submissions. 

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