Essay Press holds print chapbook contests in the summer and print book contests in the fall. The editors particularly welcome manuscripts that extend or challenge the formal range of nonfiction—including, but not limited to, lyric essays and prose poems/poetics; experimental biography and autobiography; innovative approaches to journalism, experimental historiography, criticism, scholarship, and philosophy. Simultaneous submissions, multiple submissions, collaborative manuscripts, and digital and hybridized text/art manuscripts all are encouraged.
Tips From the Editor
Work/chapters/individual essays may have been previously published in other publications, such as periodicals, although editors encourage submissions that include new material.