Posts Tagged ‘poetry chapbook contests’

Two Sylvias Poetry Prize

12 April 2014



Winner receives his or her chapbook published as both print and ebook;

20 copies of the print version for the winner; $250 prize;

and an amethyst depression-glass trophy cup (circa 1930’s).

Submit 17-24 pages of poetry.

Deadline June 16, 2014.

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7 March 2014

$1,000 & Publication   
Deadline: March 31, 2014
Judge: Kazim Ali.  Open to all writers
with no limitations on the amount of
poetry a writer has published.
Submissions should be 20–40 pages of
poetry, not including front and back
matter. Keep in mind that this is
intended to fit in a 5.5 x 7 inch
published chapbook of approximately
60 pages or less) Colleagues,
students, and close friends of the
judge not eligible. Postal and online
poetry contest submissions accepted.
Online entries must be received and
postal entries must be postmarked
between Feb. 1 and March 31, 2014
at midnight Pacific Standard Time.
Reading fee = $18 for the poetry
chapbook contest. For $2 extra to
cover shipping cost, entrants who
provide a US mailing address may
choose to receive this contest’s
winning chapbook or any Omnidawn
chapbook. The poetry chapbook
contests winner announced
Sept. 2014.  Winning chapbook
expected to publish March 2015.
See website for more essential contest info
To enter by mail:
To enter online:

The 2014 Snowbound Chapbook Award

2 February 2014

Deadline: February 28, 2014

(postmark or online submission-date)  

Final Judge: Ruth Ellen Kocher

$1,000 Prize 

The Snowbound Chapbook Award is open to anyone writing in the English language, whether living in the United States or abroad. Translations are not eligible for this prize, nor are previously self-published books. Employees of Tupelo Press and authors with books previously published by Tupelo Press are not eligible. Poets submitting work for consideration may be published authors or writers without prior book publications. Recent winners include Kathleen Jesme, Anna George Meek, and Chad Parmenter.  

Reading fee: $25

Please read the complete guidelines here.

Creative Justice Press 2013 Contests

25 October 2013

2013 Creative Justice Winter Chapbook Competitions in Fiction, Non-Fiction and Poetry

Electronic submissions only. Submissions will be accepted from August 28 to December 30, 2013

General  Guidelines: 

The 2013 Creative Justice Winter Chapbook Competitions are open to any  writer writing in English. The prize includes $100, Summer 2014 publication by Creative Justice Press, and 1 copy of the chapbook. Winner can order more chapbooks at a discounted rate. Manuscripts will remain anonymous until a winner is selected. The reading fee for each manuscript is $25.
Winning chapbook will be published by July, 2014.

Winner and finalists will be announced May 1st, 2014 —Manuscripts must include one cover page with title of manuscript only. Please do not include any other identifying information in or with the manuscript. Please do not include acknowledgments page, cover letter, or bio.

– Manuscript must be typed using 12 point, Times New Roman font and must be single-spaced.

—Simultaneous submissions are acceptable, but please notify us with an email to if your manuscript has been accepted elsewhere.

—Multiple submissions to this contest are acceptable, but each manuscript must be submitted separately, with a separate entry fee.

—Please notify us of changes in your contact information with an email to

—No revisions to submitted manuscripts will be allowed during the contest.

— All manuscripts will be deleted or recycled at the end of the contest.

—We will announce contest results by email, as well as at

—All entrants will be considered for publication in our 2014 Anthologies, All Poetry is Prayer Vol II, True? Vol. I – nonfiction, or Graphite Vol. I – a fiction anthology.

– Winner and finalists will be invited to do at least one public reading of their work.

Deadline: December 30, 2013
Link for details on how to enter:

All manuscripts will then be read by at least three different editors. These editors will not have access to the identities of the submitters. For the sake of avoiding any conflict of interest, if an editor believes that he/she recognizes the work of a colleague, student, or friend, then that manuscript is given to another editor. The editors will select the semi-finalists to be sent to the judge. The judge will then select the winner and three finalists.

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Creative Justice Press abides by The CLMP Code of Ethics. CLMP’s community of independent literary publishers believes that ethical contests serve our shared goal: to connect writers and readers by publishing exceptional writing. We believe that intent to act ethically, clarity of guidelines, and transparency of process form the foundation of an ethical contest. To that end, we agree to 1) conduct our contests as ethically as possible and to address any unethical behavior on the part of our readers, judges, or editors; 2) to provide clear and specific contest guidelines — defining conflict of interest for all parties involved; and 3) to make the mechanics of our selection process available to the public. This Code recognizes that different contest models produce different results, but that each model can be run ethically. We have adopted this Code to reinforce our integrity and dedication as a publishing community and to ensure that our contests contribute to a vibrant literary heritage.

Longleaf Press Announces its 2013 Poetry Chapbook Contest

4 February 2013

The contest is open to residents of North Carolina, South Carolina, Alabama, Tennessee, Virginia, Georgia, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Florida who have not yet published a full-length collection of poetry.


18-23 pages of poetry
$20 entry fee
Self-addressed, stamped envelope
Cover sheet (with name, address, phone, e-mail)

NO NAME OR OTHER INFORMATION ON MANUSCRIPT. Include a separate cover page with contact information.


Robin Greene, Editor
Longleaf Press
Methodist University
5400 Ramsey Street
Fayetteville, NC 28311


PRIZE: $200 and 50 Chapbooks

Longleaf is a nonprofit university press that has been publishing poetry chapbooks since 1997.
Information about the press may be found on our webpage: