Chapbooks

Contest :: The Hunger Press Seeks Chapbooks

Deadline: September 1, 2020
Don’t forget that The Hunger Journal has now expanded to include The Hunger Press, starting with their Tiny Fork Chapbook Series. They believe art and literature is eternally important, and want to use this opportunity to welcome new writers and readers into The Hunger community by producing well-designed, dynamic, hand-bound chapbooks. They will be accepting submissions from June 1–September 1. They welcome poetry, prose, and hybrid manuscripts of 15–40 pages. For more details on the Tiny Fork Chapbook Series and submission process, please go to www.thehungerjournal.com/tiny-fork-chapbooks.

Call :: Palooka Open to Lit Mag & Chapbook Submissions Year-round

Palooka is an international literary magazine. For a decade we’ve featured up-and-coming, established, and brand-new writers, artists, and photographers from all around the world. We’re open to diverse forms and styles and are always seeking unique chapbooks, fiction, poetry, nonfiction, artwork, photography, graphic narratives, and comic strips. Issue 11 featured work by Paul Luikart, Duke Stewart, Nils Blondon, Khalilah Okeke, Tim Chapman, Mark Halpern, Clark Merrefield, Leanne Hoppe, Donald Illich, and Malia Nahinu. Give us your best shot! Submissions open year-round. palookamag.com

Contest :: 2020 Charlotte Mew Chapbook Contest

Headmistress Press logoDeadline: July 4, 2020
Headmistress Press, a lesbian-identified publisher of books by LBT poets, is proud to announce our sixth annual Charlotte Mew Chapbook Contest. Our judge for this year is Vi Khi Nao. Our first-prize winner will receive $300 plus 20 copies of the winning book. All entries will be considered for publication. We will be accepting submissions from May 4 to July 4, 2020 through Submittable and will announce a winner in the fall. Our reading fee is always on a sliding scale, with fee waived upon request. FOR MORE INFORMATION: headmistresspress.blogspot.com/2017/07/charlotte-mew-chapbook-contest.html. SUBMIT HERE: headmistresspress.submittable.com/submit.

Contest :: Hunger Press Tiny Fork Chapbook Series

Deadline: September 1, 2020
We’re thrilled to announce The Hunger Journal has now expanded to include The Hunger Press, starting with our Tiny Fork Chapbook Series. We believe art and literature is eternally important, and we want to use this opportunity to welcome new writers and readers into The Hunger community by producing well-designed, dynamic, hand-bound chapbooks. We will be accepting submissions from June 1–September 1. We welcome poetry, prose, and hybrid manuscripts of 15–40 pages. For more details on the Tiny Fork Chapbook Series and submission process, please go to www.thehungerjournal.com/tiny-fork-chapbooks.

Contest :: Orison 2020 Chapbook Prize Closes July 1

There is now under 1 month left to submit work to the 2020 Orison Chapbook Prize. Send submissions of 20–45 pages in any literary genre (poetry, fiction, nonfiction, or hybrid) from April 1–July 1. Orison Books founder and editor Luke Hankins will judge. The winner will receive $300 and publication by Orison Books. Entry fee: $12. For complete guidelines, see www.orisonbooks.submittable.com.

Call :: Wordrunner eChapbooks Closes to Mini-Fiction Collections on June 30

Don’t forget June 30 is the deadline to submit mini-fiction collections between 5 and 15 stories to Wordrunner eChapbooks for their Fall 2020 series to be Reminder :: Wordrunner eChapbooks Closes to Mini-Fiction Collections on June 30published in August and December online and as epubs. Stories may be flash or longer, from 500 up to 5,000 words each. They’d like at least five stories, but no more than 15 (if flash fiction). They will also consider novel excerpts. No genre fiction, please. Stories by authors who receive Honorable Mentions will be considered for their 2021 themed anthology. See www.echapbook.com/submissions.html for detailed guidelines and Submittable link. Payment: $100 plus royalties. Submission fee: $6.

Contest :: 2020 Burnside Review Chapbook Contest

Deadline: June 30, 2020
2020 BURNSIDE REVIEW CHAPBOOK CONTEST. Judge: Lara Glenum. Winner receives $200 and 10 copies. Chapbooks are elegantly designed with letterpressed covers. Runs March 15–June 30. Submit 18–24 pages of poetry. $15 entry fee. All submissions must be made through our submission manager: www.burnsidereview.org.

CANCELLED :: Tolsun Books’ Translation Chapbook Contest

Deadline: July 31, 2020
The Tolsun Books’ Translation Chapbook Contest, judged by Minna Zallman Proctor, will be held June 1st-July 31st, 2020. Submit a chapbook of about 25 pages of translated poetry, short stories, flash memoir, essays, or hybrids. We favor dynamic voices and non-traditional themes. Winner receives publication and 50 copies of their chapbook. See additional details at tolsunbooks.com/submissions.

**Update 6/29/20: Tolsun Books has decided to cancel this year’s chapbook contest.**

Call :: Palooka Seeks Chapbooks, Prose, Poetry, Art & Photography

Palooka is an international literary magazine. For a decade we’ve featured up-and-coming, established, and brand-new writers, artists, and photographers from all around the world. We’re open to diverse forms and styles and are always seeking unique chapbooks, fiction, poetry, nonfiction, artwork, photography, graphic narratives, and comic strips. Free digital copies of back issues now available for a short time. Give us your best shot! Submissions open year-round. palookamag.com

Contest :: 1 Month Left to Submit to Swan Scythe Press Chapbook Contest

Swan Scythe Press logoSwan Scythe Press is accepting manuscripts for its 2020 Poetry Chapbook Contest through June 15. Submit a manuscript of 20-32 pages of poems that includes a title page with author’s name, address, phone number, and email address and a second title page without personal identifiers, book title only. Manuscripts can be mailed to 1468 Mallard Way, Sunnyvale, CA 94087 or submitted online, visit swanscythepress.submittable.com/submit. Entry fee is $18.00 payable to Swan Scythe Press. Winner receives $200 and 25 perfect-bound chapbooks. For full guidelines and details, please visit www.swanscythepress.com.