Tarpaulin Sky Press (tarpaulinsky.com) will be reading chapbook manuscripts
submitted during the month of August. Manuscripts should be postmarked between
August 1 and August 31, 2008. Please do not query first; simply mail the
manuscript according to the directions below.
Writers who have not been published in our literary journal should include a $10
reading fee in the form of a check or a money order made payable to Tarpaulin
Sky Press. Past contributors to Tarpaulin Sky (other than reviews) may submit
their manuscript with a $5 reading fee.
Manuscripts should be in the vicinity of 18-28 pages (give or take a couple).
Send one copy of your manuscript along with two copies of the title page (note:
the reading process is not"blind"--we ask for two title pages only so that we
may keep one with the manuscript, and the other for reference/notes, etc). Be
sure that your title pages include your name, address, telephone number, and
email address. Cover letters are read with interest. We like to know who your
are, what you're up to, and where we can read more of your work. We do accept
simultaneous submissions but ask that you let us know immediately if your
manuscript is accepted elsewhere. Individual pieces from the manuscript may have
been previously published in magazines and anthologies, but the collection as a
whole must be unpublished. Manuscripts will not be returned. Please do not send
us your only copy.
Mail your submission to
Tarpaulin Sky Press
PO Box 189
Grafton, VT 05146
For notification of decisions, include a business-size SASE. If you would like
to receive acknowledgment of the receipt of your manuscript, please include a
stamped, self-addressed postcard. Notification of decisions will be made in
November 2008. Publication of accepted manuscripts will be in 2009.
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