The Broom Review 2009 CHAPBOOK CONTEST

27 April 2009

Submissions for the yearly chapbook contest will be accepted from January 1, 2009 to April 30, 2009. Publication of the winning manuscript will take place in Summer/Fall 2009. There is the strong possibility of an Editor’s Choice Award being offered publication along with publication of the contest winner. Scroll down for submission details and judge bio.


– Chapbook manuscripts should be between 24 to 28 pages in length.
*Please note that the page count minimum mentioned above is different than the one in the call for manuscripts found in Poets & Writers. Please use this higher page count to allow for perfect binding of the winning manuscript.
– The poems in the manuscript should have a cohesive structure.
– Poems within the manuscript may have been published in individual magazines, journals, e-zines, etc. but may not have been published together as a book/chapbook.
– A non-refundable entry fee of $18 must be included and made payable to The Broome Review. If the manuscript is simultaneously submitted and while under consideration by TBR is accepted for publication elsewhere, the entry fee will not be refunded.
– Please include two (2) title pages: one with the title of the manuscript and and the poet’s contact information including name, address, phone number and email; the second should include the title of the chapbook=2
0at the very top and the table of contents below that. The poet’s name or other identification should not appear on this cover.
– The poet’s name must not appear on any page of the actual manuscript.
– The poet must own the copyright to the poems in the work or be able to secure permission to reprint any copyrighted poem included.
– The winning poet must submit a copy of the poems in Word format as an attachment via email to TBR (as a .doc or .rtf file).
– Include a self-addressed, stamped postcard for notification of manuscript receipt only.
– Winner will be announced via email.
– Manuscripts will not be returned.
– The editors reserve the right not to award a prize and publication if we do not receive a book we’d like to publish.

Note: No email submissions accepted.

The chapbook will be professionally printed with full color covers and perfect bound, unlike the typical saddle stitched (stapled) chapbook. The winning poet will receive $100 and 20 copies of the chapbook. Additional copies may be purchased at 40% off list price. A formal contract will be made available.

Mail submissions to:
2009 TBR Chapbook Contest
P.O. Box 900
Vestal, NY 13851

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