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We’ve always loved chapbooks for their brevity and intensity. At a few dozen pages, a great chapbook is the perfect reading experience for the 21st century—not too long, not too short: They’re Goldilocks of the poetry world. So we wanted to do for chapbooks what we’ve done for poems with the Rattle Poetry Prize—provide a fair, fun, and friendly way to make the most of what they offer. The idea for this project came from our conversation with Jan Heller Levi, where she described how the Walt Whitman Award launched her career: “It was wonderful, but it was also a bad introduction to the world of poetry publishing. [Fox laughs] As if every publisher is going to send out 5,000 copies and your book will be everywhere.” Every publisher can’t do that—but Rattle can.

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Country of Publication

United States

Publication Medium & Contest Frequency

Print Publication Print PublicationAwarded 1 x per year.

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 Chapbook15 - 30 pages.
Winner's Prize:
We list broad pay categories rather than prize specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
Professional payment (US$50 or more per poem) Professional payment (US$50 or more per poem).
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMulti-EntriesMedia
OK OK No OK OKText format submissions
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Dates

Last Updated: 15 Jun 2022
Last Checked: 04 Aug 2022 We check each active listing's guidelines page for changes once a month (if compliant).
Last Audited: 13 Apr 2022 We audit each active listing twice a year.
Date Added: 15 Dec 2015

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