Dark Moon Lilith Press

Type Of Organization
(541) 520-9962
Mission Statement / Editorial Focus
Dark Moon Lilith is about the dark feminine, which is not about evil, as some would have us believe. The dark feminine is the creativity that inhabits our subconscious, the place where our deepest, most profound knowledge, wisdom, and creative impulses live. It’s the place where our Shadow hides for fear of judgment, marginalization, and rejection. Dark Moon Lilith was initially, and will continue to be, created with special souls in mind. The artistic, imaginative, inventive souls who don’t “fit in.” Because they choose to dance to their own music or because the culture they’re from has pushed them and/or their ideas to the fringe, deemed them “too much” or “not enough.” Those who work and create without the luxury of monetary compensation. Those who are labeled with a “disorder” or some sort of “deficiency.” The wounded. The healers. Those who hear voices, see images, are sensitive to the energies and profound knowledge of the Universe, and who know that there is great wisdom and potential for growth in the darkness. Those who are called to buck the systems in which we live because they keep believing human evolution and change is possible. Dark Moon Lilith was and will continue to be created with the heartfelt belief that one day, there will be a more accepting and loving place—a more evolved and aware place—in which we all may sing our souls’ songs. Dark Moon Lilith is about the unusual. It’s about truthfulness, about lifting veils of illusion disguised as reality. It’s about the darkness, not as an evil force but, rather, as a creative force.

Social Media Platforms Used
Instagram, FB, LinkedIn, Twitter
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Primary Editor/Contact Person
Johnnie Mazzocco
Contact Title
Founder / Managine Editor
essays, fiction, nonfiction, poetry, art
Submissions Policy
Please submit your best unpublished work (polished and edited) with your name and email at the top of Page 1. Please include the following in your query letter. How your submission fits our focus (Read our About Us page.) A brief bio Your astrological sun, moon, and rising signs. If you don’t know, send us your birth info and we’ll figure it out for you! This won’t affect our decision in any way. Why do we want it? Astrology is one of the many systems of understanding human nature that fascinates us. And it’s fun! It’ll become part of your bio if your submission is accepted. Birth info we’ll need (if you don’t know your astrological configuration) Birthplace (City, State) Birth date (Month, Day, Year) Birth time (Hour, Minutes, AM or PM) Simultaneous submissions okay. If your work is accepted elsewhere, we’ll be over-the-moon happy for you. Please let us know if this happens so we can make room for some other worthy creative soul and use our time effectively. Response time – 2-4 months
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions
Simultaneous Submissions Accepted
Reading Period
Reporting Time
2 - 4 months
Author Payments
Number Of Unpaid Staff
Year Founded
Average Print Run
First issue will be digital. Summer contest will be print. Uncertain of number.
Total Circulation
TBD - We're new!
Paid Subscriptions
TBD - We're new!
$Currently only sell single copies
$Currently only sell single copies
Single Copy Price
$$5 for digital - $10 for print
Total Number Of Issues Published
First issue due Spring 2021
Back Issues Available
Unsolicited Manuscripts Accepted
Average Number Of Pages
Johnnie Mazzocco
Founder and Managing Editor
How Did You Arrive At Your Current Position?
I first published DML in 2000-2001 in print form and again in 2008-2009 in digital form. I've recently been called back to it. Words, stories, writing, education, and literacy have been integral to my life for decades.
What Is The Staff Structure At Your Magazine/press?
I'm just returning to it, so this is in progress. My goal is to initially have 3-6 intern positions that will become paid positions.
Do You Have Any Cover Letter Advice?
I'm mostly interested in knowing why people are drawn to the magazine and how they think the work they're submitting fits its focus. We also ask for everyone's sun, moon, and rising signs. :)
How Are Submissions Processed In Your Magazine/press?
We will be accepting submissions through Submittable links provided on the site. When received, my interns/staff and I will develop a method for systematic reading and determining which submissions align with DML's focus and are high quality.
What Do You Look For In A Submission?
First and foremost, that it fits the magazine's focus, and also high-quality, polished writing that needs little editorial intervention.
What Advice Do You Have For First-time Submitters?
Follow the guidelines on the website and rest assured that we are happy to publish work from writers of all experience levels. If the work is well-done, if it fits our focus, and if it resonates with us, we'd be happy to have in our pages.
Who Is Your Ideal Reader?
DML's ideal reader is anyone who is drawn to the unseen, unheard, and otherworldly, as well as ideologies that might be considered "radical" by the status quo.