Sheila-Na-Gig Editions Poetry Chapbook Contests: Accepts Submissions January 1– July 1
Sheila-Na-Gig Editions invites entries for its chapbook-length poetry manuscript contest January 1 through July 1, yearly.
Please follow the guidelines below to be eligible for the contests:
Submit a chapbook-length poetry manuscript (20-40 pgs — not including front and back matter) via Submittable. Manuscripts will not be considered via email or snail mail.
Poems may be previously published in journals or online, if you own the rights for reprints.
Simultaneous submissions accepted. Please notify us immediately if your manuscript is accepted elsewhere. Reading fees are not refundable.
Work will be judged on the merits of the manuscripts alone. Please help us judge the work in a “blind” forum by following these next guidelines carefully:
- DO NOT include a bio or formal cover letter.
- DO NOT include an acknowledgments page for previously published work. If your manuscript is selected for publication, you may send along this information later.
- DO NOT include your name ANYWHERE on your manuscript or in the Submittable title of your submission. Submissions that reveal authors’ identities will be disqualified, and fees will not be refunded.
- All participants will receive a copy of the winning volume upon publication. International participants will receive ebook copies.
THE READING FEE: $20.00
THE SUBMISSION PERIOD: January 1 — July 1 yearly
RESPONSE TIME: As we judge the work, participants will be notified if their work is declined for further consideration. We will strive to make final decisions by September 1 each year.
THE FINE PRINT: Sheila-Na-Gig Editions reserves the right to not select winning manuscripts if none meet our standards for publication. In the case of this unlikely event, reading fees will be refunded. We really want to publish manuscripts, however! Familiarize yourself with the works on Sheila-Na-Gig online to get a sense of our aesthetic. We publish well-crafted free verse poetry and especially seek poems with excellent imagery and a strong sense of voice.