Chapbook Guidelines

Chapbook Contest Guidelines

Each year Gertrude Press publishes two chapbooks; one fiction and one poetry. These beautiful, perfect bound books include a unique cover in a limited press run. The winners of our annual contest will also receive $250, 50 copies of the printed book, and 2 e-book files (MOBI and EPUB). Submit your work for consideration!

Poetry Chapbook Guidelines:

  • Submit 25-30 pages of poetry, either online or via surface mail.
  • Indicate which poems have been previously published and by whom. Unpublished poems are welcome.
  • Poetry may be of any subject matter and writers from all backgrounds are encouraged to submit.
  • Include a cover letter and SASE for notification. Sorry, we do not return manuscripts.
  • Indicate how you learned of the contest in your cover letter.
  • Contest is blind judged. Please DO NOT include any identifying information on your manuscript.
  • Include a $15 submission fee payable to Gertrude Press; online submissions are $17 to cover printing, ink, etc.
  • Submissions accepted beginning September 15, 2013 until May 15, 2014 (postmark deadline).

Fiction Chapbook Guidelines:

  • Submit 25-30 pages of short fiction or a self-contained novel excerpt, either online or via surface mail.
  • Submissions should be set in 12pt font and double-spaced.
  • Indicate which selections have been previously published and by whom. Unpublished pieces are welcome.
  • Fiction may be of any subject matter and writers from all backgrounds are encouraged to submit.
  • Include a cover letter and SASE for notification. Sorry, we do not return manuscripts.
  • Indicate how you learned of the contest in your cover letter.
  • Contest is blind judged. Please DO NOT include any identifying information on your manuscript.
  • Include a $15 submission fee payable to Gertrude Press; online submissions are $17 to cover printing, ink, etc.
  • Submissions accepted beginning September 15, 2013 until May 15, 2014 (postmark deadline).

Writer Compensation:
$250 cash award
50 complimentary copies of the chapbook
Your chapbook will also be published in EPUB and MOBI format for distribution as an electronic publication through our web site.
Chapbooks will be distributed to subscribers, libraries, and bookstores carrying Gertrude, the Press’ annual literary journal.
You can purchase past chapbooks online here.

Congrats to Chapbook Winners

 

 


  

 

Congratulations to our 2013 Chapbook Competition winners!

Submission period for 2014 is now open. Read guidelines...

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