We are delighted to announce that the Host Publications Chapbook Prize will be open for submissions from January 20th-March 15th. Two selected manuscripts will be published, one in the Fall of 2021 and one in the Spring 2022. Prize winners will be announced May 15th.
:: About The Host Publications
Chapbook Prize ::
The Host Publications Chapbook prize awards a womxn writer $1000 + 20 author copies, dedicated, extensive editorial work from our skilled editors, a book launch at Malvern Books (pandemic permitting) and energetic promotion from our staff.
Our chapbooks are perfect-bound, feature striking cover designs, each receive an ISBN, and are distributed nationally. We treat our chapbooks just like full-length titles in terms of aesthetics, production, marketing, and editorial love and care.
Submissions are open to any US-based womxn poet writing in English, regardless of publication history. We strive to elevate voices of marginalized groups who have been historically silenced. Writers of color, LGBTQ+ writers, disabled writers, immigrant writers: you are all welcome and wanted here.
We are not looking for any particular kind of poetry, but are open to all kinds of poetry with the exception of translated works. Please familiarize yourself with what we’ve published so far by checking out our former prize winners: mónica teresa ortiz, Stephanie Goehring, Julie Howd, Claudia Delfina Cardona and lily someson.
Our reading fee is $10. You may submit additional manuscripts for an additional reading fee for each. A limited number of free entries are available for poets for whom the reading fee presents a hardship. (email us at submissions.hostpublications [at] gmail.com for details.)
:: Submission Guidelines ::
Once the submission fee is purchased, you will see a download PDF link (and be emailed a link as well). The PDF will review our submission guidelines and under "FORM LINK" you will see a clickable link to our application.
Submit a manuscript of 30-40 pages (in .docx and .pdf formats), set in 12-point font in Times New Roman or equivalent. Each poem should begin on its own page. We do not accept hard copy submissions.
While individual poems may have appeared in journals, magazines, etc., the manuscript as a whole must be previously unpublished.
Reading fee of $10. You may submit additional manuscripts for an additional reading fee for each. A limited number of free entries are available for poets for whom the reading fee presents a hardship. (email us at email@example.com for details.)
Simultaneous submissions are welcome. Please let us know if it is a simultaneous submission, and notify us immediately if the work is accepted elsewhere. If we accept your piece, please withdraw it from consideration elsewhere.
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