NOS* (*not otherwise specified) Book Contest!

Les Figues Press logoThe submission deadline is almost here for the NOS* (*not otherwise specified) Book Contest. Submit a manuscript of 64-250 pages with a $25.00 entry fee by September 9th, 2011. Electronic submissions only. A prize of $1,000 and publication by Les Figues Press will be given for the winning poetry or prose manuscript. All entrants will receive a TrenchArt title of their choice. Sarah Shun-lien Bynum will judge.

To submit, click here or go to the NOS facebook page for more info.

Eligible submissions include: poetry, novellas, prose poems, innovative novels, anti-novels, short story collections, lyric essays, hybrids, and all forms not otherwise specified.

Greybook Press Chapbook “Contest”

Greybook Press is having a chapbook contest.  Sort of.  Read full details here or below to find out what they mean.

From Greybook Press:

First of all, it’s probably not a contest because there’s no entry fee, and you don’t really win anything.  It’s more like an open reading period.  With a guest judge (Sandra Simonds).  But, if it makes you feel better, we can call it “The First Annual Grey Book Press Summer Chapbook Prize (Judged by the Super-Rad Sandra Simonds).”

Here’s the deal: We’re looking for chapbook submissions.  Manuscripts should be between 18 and 24 pages in length.  Submissions will be judged by me (Scott) and Sandra.  There will only be one “winner” and up to two “runners up” (or “runner ups”).  Or NO “winner” and up to three “runners up.” 

The “winner,” in this case, gets the relatively standard chapbook publication through Grey Book Press, with 25 author copies and a somewhat open-ended run.  “Runners up” will be offered a limited-edition run of 50 copies, with 15 author copies. 

Still interested?  Send your manuscript as a Word attachment.  Your name should NOT appear anywhere on your manuscript.  The subject line of your introductory email should be “GBP Chapbook: [your name]” and then, in the body of the email, you should tell us your name and the title of the attached manuscript . . . along with whatever else you want to tell us.  Deadline is midnight, July 31.  “Winners” (as applicable) announced in August.

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Hazel Lipa Chapbook Contest

Flyway: Journal of Writing & Environment has announced the 2010 Hazel Lipa Chapbook Contest.  Here’s what you need to know:
Seeking: 20-30 page poetry manuscripts with particular investment in human/place/environment relationships!
Winner: Will receive $250, plus publication in a special section of the upcoming Flyway, a Flyway T-shirt, and a subscription for self or a friend
Runner Up: Will receive $50, publication of selected poems from chapbook, and a subscription for self or a friend
Entry Fee: $10, or $24 for entry fee and a 1-year subscription to Flyway (the normal subscription cost is $24/year!)
Deadline: March 10, 2010
Mail to:
Hazel Lipa “Environmental” Poetry Chapbook Contest
206 Ross Hall
Iowa State University
Ames, IA 50011

Four Way Books Intro Prize in Poetry

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Four Way Books is now accepting submissions for its 2010 Intro Prize in Poetry.  The winner receives $1000 and publication of a book-length collection.  Prize judge is Alan Shapiro.  This opportunity is open to any poet writing in English who has not previously published a book-length poetry collection.

Submission Dates: January 1 – March 31, 2010
Electronic or mail submissions accepted

For Complete Guidelines please visit:

Four Way Books
P.O. Box 535 Village Station
New York, New York 10014

Narrative Magazine Winter Story Contest

Narrative Magazine‘s Winter Story Contest is now accepting submissions.  Prizes for the best work are a $4000 first prize, $1500 second prize , $500 third prize, and $100 prize to 5 finalists.

Contest Deadline: March 31, 2010 at midnight PST.

For full details visit:

Also, Narrative Magazine has begun accepting submissions for a new genre called iStories: 150 words, fiction or nonfiction.

For details, visit:

Chiasmus Press: Undoing the Novel contest

Chiasmus Press Announces: Undoing the Novel—First Book Contest

Eligible fiction: innovative novels, anti-novels, novellas, graphic novels, short story collections, hybrids

Deadline: August 30, 2008
Reading Fee: $25.00
Award: Publication + 10 author copies

Chiasmus Press is looking for new writers at the front edge of fictional form. Its mission is to publish fiction that burrows underneath the commercial market and busts up and through consumer culture book-as-product bunk.  Send manuscripts, SASE, and fee by August 30 to:

Chiasmus Press
8826 SE 28th Ave
Milwaukie, OR 97222

Make checks payable to: “Chiasmus Press”
Winner announced: November 1, 2008

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