Backbone Press Annual Chapbook Competition
The annual chapbook competition at Backbone Press is open to new, emerging, and established poets. Chapbook-length manuscripts are 20-40 pages. Poems previously published in journals are encouraged. Click here for a list of our previous winners.
Submissions open in January and close in March. The winner is awarded a $250 prize and (20) author copies for personal use and distribution. In addition, each winner receives a $250 travel stipend for a reading and a 45-minute free book publicity consultation with Gold Leaf Literary. Final judge Allison Joseph will select the winner.
All entries are read blind by our editorial staff. We do accept simultaneous submissions. Please notify us immediately if accepted elsewhere. The entry fee is $20. All manuscripts must be submitted via our Submittable account with no identifiable information. See the complete guidelines on our website.