chapbooks

Open Chapbook Competition

Finishing Line Press
Entry Fee: 
$15
Deadline: 
October 31, 2020
A prize of $1,000 and publication by Finishing Line Press is given annually for a poetry chapbook. Submit a manuscript of 16 to 36 pages with a $15 entry fee by October 31. All entries are considered for publication. Visit the website for complete guidelines. 

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Sunken Garden Chapbook Poetry Prize

Tupelo Press
Entry Fee: 
$25
Deadline: 
October 31, 2020

A prize of $1,000, publication by Tupelo Press, and 25 author copies is given annually for a poetry chapbook. Submit a manuscript of 20 to 36 pages with a $25 entry fee by October 31. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

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Snowbound Chapbook Award

Tupelo Press
Entry Fee: 
$25
Deadline: 
February 29, 2020

A prize of $1,000 and publication by Tupelo Press is given annually for a poetry chapbook. Submit a manuscript of 20 to 36 pages with a $25 entry fee by February 29. All entries are considered for publication. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Poetry Chapbook Competition

Slipstream Press
Entry Fee: 
$20
Deadline: 
December 1, 2019

A prize of $1,000, publication by Slipstream Press, and 50 author copies is given annually for a poetry chapbook. The editors will judge. Submit a manuscript of up to 40 pages with a $20 entry fee, which includes a copy of the winning chapbook and an issue of Slipstream Magazine, by December 1. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

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Letterpress Poetry Chapbook Competition

Center for Book Arts
Entry Fee: 
$30
Deadline: 
December 15, 2019

A prize of $500 and letterpress publication by the Center for Book Arts is given annually for a poetry chapbook. The winner will also receive an additional $500 to give a reading with the contest judge at the Center for Book Arts in New York City in fall 2020, and a weeklong residency at the Winter Shakers program at the Millay Colony for the Arts in Austerlitz, New York. Submit a manuscript of up to 21 pages (or 450 lines) with a $30 entry fee by December 15. Visit the website for the required entry form and complete guidelines.

Chapbook Fellowships

Poetry Society of America
Entry Fee: 
$12
Deadline: 
December 23, 2019

Four prizes of $1,000 each and publication by the Poetry Society of America are given annually for poetry chapbooks by poets who have not published a full-length collection. Two fellowships are given to poets ages 30 and under, and two fellowships are given to poets of any age. Submit a manuscript of 20 to 30 pages with a $12 entry fee by December 23. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

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Celebrating the Chapbook: Postcard From New York City

by
Jean Hartig
4.29.09

This past weekend, as the sidewalks and the streets of midtown Manhattan once again began to fill with urban dwellers lingering in the first warmth of spring, some of New York City’s writers and publishers found pause indoors, creating, investigating, and celebrating the little sibling of the poetry collection: the chapbook.

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