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Debut Series Chapbook Contest 24

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Open to poetry, fiction, memoir, and mixed- or hybrid-genre works (prose poems, flash fiction, lyrical short-shorts, a short story sandwiched between a dozen poems, one long-ish short story, 24 pages of poems, and any other combination that might be missing in this list). Thematically-linked works are encouraged, but not required. Quality is the only criteria.

Fees Notice: This project charges fees (or requires purchases) for all submissions.
Important: Limited Demographic: Submissions are restricted to those who have not yet published a full-length manuscript or chapbook in any genre.
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Country of Publication

United States

Publication Medium & Contest Frequency

Print Publication Print PublicationAwarded 1 x per year.

Fiction Temp Closed

Audience:
Open to a broad Audience.
Genres:
General General
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics.
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Story Collection Story Collection4,000 - 9,000 words.
Winner's Prize:
We list broad pay categories rather than prize specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
No monetary advance + < 15% royalties No monetary advance. < 15% royalties.
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMulti-EntriesMedia
OK No No OK UnknownText format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.

Nonfiction Temp Closed

Audience:
Open to a broad Audience.
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics, including: Memoir.
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Nonfiction Collection Nonfiction Collection4,000 - 9,000 words.
Winner's Prize:
We list broad pay categories rather than prize specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
No monetary advance + < 15% royalties No monetary advance. < 15% royalties.
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMulti-EntriesMedia
OK No No OK UnknownText format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.

Poetry Temp Closed

Audience:
Open to a broad Audience.
Genres:
General General
Poetry Forms:
Open to all/most Forms.
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics.
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Poetry Chapbook Poetry Chapbook16 - 24 pages.
Winner's Prize:
We list broad pay categories rather than prize specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
No monetary advance + < 15% royalties No monetary advance. < 15% royalties.
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMulti-EntriesMedia
OK No No OK UnknownText format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.

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Dates

Last Updated: 10 May 2021
Last Checked: 22 Jun 2021 We check each active listing's guidelines page for changes once a month (if compliant).
Last Audited: 10 May 2021 We audit each active listing twice a year.
Date Added: 28 Jan 2015

Before Submitting

We cannot guarantee that the information on this page is correct. It is not unusual for publications to evolve or close without notice. We do our best to keep up, but it isn't always possible. Just remember…

  • Always read the full guidelines provided by the publisher.
  • Try to read at least one previous publication to get a better idea of what the editor would like to see.
  • Unless the publisher's guidelines state otherwise, always use industry standard manuscript formatting.
  • Be professional, patient, and persistent.