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Heliopolis Chapbook Prize

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A project of Aurelia Leo (see other related projects).

Do not submit here! This project is permanently closed to submissions (July 2020). We provide the following information as an archive.


The Heliopolis Chapbook Prize is awarded to a single poet or author. The chapbook series will comprise of surrealist horror, gothic science fiction, and magical realist poetry and prose.

Country of Publication

United States

Publication Media & Contest Frequency

Electronic Publication Electronic PublicationAwarded 1 x per year.
Print Publication Print PublicationAwarded 1 x per year.

Poetry Closed


Open to a broad Audience, including: All ages, All ethnic groups/populations, All genders, All religions.

General GeneralSubgenres: Gothic, Magic Realism.
Horror HorrorOpen to all/most Subgenres, including: Gothic, Magic Realism.
Science Fiction Science FictionOpen to all/most Subgenres.
Poetry Chapbook Poetry Chapbook16 - 32 pages.
Poetry Forms:

Open to all/most Forms, including: Narrative poetry, Prose poetry.


Open to all/most Styles, including: Mainstream, Surrealist.


Open to all/most Topics.

Winner's Prize:

Token advance (under US$200) + Unknown royalties Token advance (under US$200). Unknown royalties.
Note: We list broad pay categories rather than prize specifics. Check with the publisher for details.


Method: Electronic submissions.
Reprints: Reprints are NOT allowed.
Simultaneous submissions: Simultaneous submissions are allowed.
Multiple entries: Multiple entries are allowed.
Media: Text.

Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.

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Last Updated: 16 Jul 2020
Date Added: 04 Sep 2016

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