2018 Vinyl 45 Chapbook Contest is open for submissions!
The contest is open to poetry, prose, and mixed genre chapbook manuscripts, 20-30 pages in length including title page and table of contents. Collaborative manuscripts are eligible for submission. Submissions will be open from Dec 15, 2017 to Feb 1, 2018. Submission fee: $15.
Winner will receive the following:
- Publication by YesYes Books (2 print runs of 150)
- $250 prize
- 25 author copies per printing
- An additional $250 toward tour expenses
- Other cool stuff!
Additionally, at least 2 Finalists will receive the following:
· Much sincere public congratulations for being finalists
· Possible publication by YesYes Books (if a finalist is chosen for publication the contestant will receive all of the items the winner will receive except the $250 prize). YesYes Books does not guarantee publication of finalists.
Winner and Finalists will be announced via all the various forms of social media and online publicity YesYes has at its disposal on or about May 1, 2018.
Entry Fee: $15
Eligibility and Other Contest Details:
Manuscripts must be 20-30 pages in length. The deadline for entry is 11:59 pm PST, February 1, 2018.
The winner and finalists will be chosen by YesYes Books Publisher and Vinyl Co-Editor-in-Chief KMA Sullivan with help from some of the fantastic YesYes Books/Vinyl editorial staff. Entries will be read blind throughout.
The manuscript may include pieces that have been published previously, but the manuscript as a whole must be unpublished.
Simultaneous submissions are fine (indeed, expected), but entries should be withdrawn immediately if accepted elsewhere. The entry fee will not be refunded. Once submitted, manuscripts may not be revised during the reading period without a complete withdrawal and resubmission which would include the payment of a new entry fee. You may enter the contest as many times as you like, but each entry will require its own separate entry fee.
Your manuscript must be a single Word doc, docx, or PDF. Please include a title page and table of contents (if applicable). We prefer paginated submissions. Please check that your name, email address, and other contact information does not appear anywhere in the document, including the title page. Do not include publication acknowledgments. Your contact information will be saved by our submission manager and revealed to the readers/editors after the winner and finalists have been chosen. When you submit your manuscript you will be asked to pay the fee first and then be invited to upload your manuscript.
If, after reading these guidelines, you still have questions or concerns, please feel free to contact KMA Sullivan at firstname.lastname@example.org.