Ends on July 1, 2018

$20.00 USD

Quarterly West is now accepting entries for the 2018 Chapbook Contest! We anticipate publishing 3-4 excellent chapbook manuscripts, to be availabile at AWP 2019, in Portland.

  • The contest winner will receive a cash prize of $500, publication, custom cover-design, and 20 author copies.
  • A runner-up, as selected by the judge, will receive publication, custom cover-design, and 20 author copies.
  • The editors will also select 1-2 accomplished manuscripts to receive publication, custom cover-design, and 20 author copies.   


The Fine Print:


As with last year, we’ve decided to stay away from genre classifications. That’s for you to decide. Send us poetry, short-fiction, non-fiction, or any combination or hybridization therein.

Please keep your submission to 18-44 pp. No restrictions as to subject matter or form apply, although we urge you to look at our About Us statement for the type of writing that we favor. Please make sure your name does not appear anywhere in the manuscript.

All judging is anonymous and is therefore open to all entrants, excluding those who have been on staff for Quarterly West within the last two years. Current or former students (for longer than a period of two weeks) of the judge are also disqualified from entry. Quarterly West reserves the right to not choose a winner for any given year.

The submission fee is $20. The deadline is July 1, 2018.

 The judge for this year’s contest is Kaveh Akbar.


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