Ends on August 1, 2019

$7.00 USD

Annual Chapbook Contest

We seek cohesive manuscripts that deal in hybrid, cross-, multi-, and post-genre approaches. We are interested specifically in project-based work; while pieces within the manuscript may be disparate, they should resonate as a whole. 

Chapbook Series:

Toby Altman, Every Hospital by Bertrand Goldberg (Except One)

Amy Lipman, Cardinal Directions

Jaime Zuckerman, Letters to Melville

Jake Syersak, Impressions in the Language of a Lantern's Wick


Reading period: May 1-July 31, 2019 (submissions close at 2am Central Time for our West Coast friends)
Contest will be judged by the editors.
Winner will be announced on September 1.
Winner and finalists will be notified via email prior to September 1.
We may choose to publish one additional runner-up.
We reserve the right to extend the deadline if a manuscript is not selected from the original reading period.

As publishers, we value transparency when it comes to reading fees: the funds collected from our chapbook contest are used exclusively for the cost of printing our chapbooks. We are grateful to collaborate with incredible independent designers on these projects, and glad to support them in their efforts to expand the possibilities of small press publishing.

As writers ourselves, we understand that submission fees can be a hardship. We are grateful for you trusting us with your work, and appreciate your interest in supporting our efforts to bring more hybrid projects into the world. That being said, if the submission fee proves to be too much of a barrier, please contact us: we want to work with you.

Reading fee: $7

Winner receives: 15 copies of the manuscript. Additional copies can be purchased at a discount.

Fine print:

  • Manuscripts should be 16-32 pages
  • Simultaneous submissions are fine, but please inform us immediately if the work is accepted elsewhere
  • Collaborative manuscripts are okay.  In the event that a collaborative manuscript is selected for publication, each author will receive 10 copies 
  • Multiple submissions are fine if submitted separately with a reading fee for each
  • Images are permissible but manuscripts should not rely heavily upon them
  • Include an acknowledgements page that lists previous publications: individual pieces are fine, but the manuscript as a whole should be previously unpublished
  • This contest will not be judged blind: please include contact information