Call for Digital Chapbook Submissions

Essay Press Chapbook Contest-2

 

Essay Press is now reading for its first digital chapbook contest, to be judged by Essay authors.

Submissions are open from August 15 through November 1, 2015. Selections will be made by January.

Judges: Dan Beachy-QuickRosebud Ben-OniAmaranth BorsukJulie CarrMina Pam DickJennifer Kwon DobbsJoe HarringtonLily HoangKrystal LanguellDavid LazarShane McCrae and Jessica Smith.

 

 

Each of these 12 judges will select one digital chapbook for 2016 publication. Each judge will write an introduction to his/her selected work. Essay will then release a new winning chapbook each month in 2016.

They particularly welcome manuscripts that extend or challenge the formal possibilities of prose, including but not limited to: lyric essays and prose poems or poetics; experimental biography and autobiography; innovative approaches to journalism, experimental historiography, criticism, scholarship and philosophy. Simultaneous submissions, multiple submissions, collaborative manuscripts, digital and hybridized text/art manuscripts are all encouraged.

The ideal manuscript will run roughly 30 to 50 pages, though no manuscript will be denied consideration on account of being too short or too long. They will consider all submitted manuscripts for additional publishing possibilities. The reading fee is $8.

To contribute to live discussions, and for updates, follow them on Facebook & Twitter.

For guidelines and to submit, as well as to browse their existing digital and print catalogs, visit essaypress.org.

Go ahead – give it a shot!

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