The Camber Press Fiction Chapbook Award
Camber Press is pleased to announce our Fiction Chapbook Award. Our ethos is to publish contemporary
fiction exhibiting lucid delivery while not sacrificing emotional depth, mastery of craft, or originality.
$1,000 and publication of chapbook
The winning fiction writer will receive $1,000 and have his or her manuscript published by Camber
Press, Inc. The winner will also receive ten copies of the book. Only typed manuscripts no greater than
10,000 words of original English-language fiction will be considered. Manuscripts must include a cover
page listing the author’s name, address, phone number, e-mail address, word count, and manuscript
title. Names should not appear anywhere else. A title page with no biographical information should
follow. Simultaneous submissions are allowed if Camber Press is immediately notified of acceptance
elsewhere. Submissions will be recycled, not returned. Include a self-addressed, stamped postcard if
you wish acknowledgment of receipt. A $15 entry fee payable to Camber Press must accompany all
submissions. International submissions are $15 provided they are in US funds. Submissions must be
postmarked no later than April 30, 2009. The winner will be announced on or before July 1, 2009.
Include a self-addressed, stamped envelope if you wish to receive a p
rint announcement of the winner.
E-mail us at info@...
for more information. Send entries to:
1160 Midland Avenue
Bronxville, NY 10708
• If your story has been previously published in a literary journal or review, please include this
information in an acknowledgments page. Any manuscript previously published as a whole in book
form is not eligible.
• Multiple manuscripts by the same writer will be accepted if submitted with a corresponding entry
fee for each work.
• If the writer’s name is present anywhere on the manuscript aside from the cover page, the entry will
• If the writer needs to refer to his/herself in the story, a pseudonym must be used.
• Please do not send corrections or additions. The winner will be allowed to make revisions before
• Submissions postmarked after April 30, 2009, will not be considered for the competition.
• At 10,000 words maximum, this award could qualify for that much-neglected fiction form of a “long
April 30, 2009
story” or “novelette.” This award isn’t limited to that genre. Word counts for short stories (generally
considered up to 7500) will also be accepted.
• Using the industry standard of ap
proximately 250 words per page, your manuscript should not be
over 40 pages. Line length, chapter sections, type size, margins, and other factors affect the number
of pages both a manuscript and a finished book will be. Please rely on the word count feature of your
word processing application.
• Covers, tables of contents, dedication pages, acknowledgments pages, etc., do not count toward the
total number of pages.
• “No greater than 40 pages” does not mean your manuscript need be 40 pages. Please think of the
quality of your writing first, and “40 pages,” if ever, last. An excellent story of 7400 words will beat a
padded 10,000 word story every time.
• If you wish to bind your manuscript(s), please use a paperclip. Folders, binders, “bullnose” clips, and
staples are not encouraged.
• Submissions will be recycled, not returned. Do not send a return envelope or return postage. Do not
send your only copy of your manuscript.
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