prose chapbook contest: Matter Press
- Matter Press Prose Chapbook Open Reading:
Link for submissions:
Size limit: 25-40 pages
During the month of January, Matter Press will be open for submissions of a prose collection (prose poetry, fiction, and/or creative nonfiction). During the submission period, please use Submishmash to submit your 25–40 page manuscript, each piece under 600 words to us. Individual pieces in your manuscript may have appeared in journals, both in print and online, as long as the entire collection itself is unpublished. Here are some additional details:
There is no reading fee. Your submission will be read by the managing editor (Randall Brown) and/or "blind" by Rosemont College MFA in Creative Writing degree-candidates. The readers will look to choose one manuscript to publish. Please submit only ONE chapbook during this reading period.
Please double-space the manuscript using Times New Roman 12 pt font (or something similar).
Please do not include any author-identifying information on the manuscript. Please do include a cover letter and bio on Submishmash (but not as part of the manuscript document). Please include with the cover letter the manuscript's category (prose poem, short short fiction, creative nonfiction) and a short statement regarding the role compression plays in your work. The manuscript can be a hybrid of these genres.
Please ONLY include a title page for the collection and the stories themselves; please do NOT include acknowledgments, blank pages, a table of contents.
Please include a page break between the individual pieces that make up the collection.
Manuscripts will be accepted January 1, 2012 until midnight February 1, 2012.
Matter Press will have a one-time only print run of 300 copies of the chapbook. The author will receive $500 and 25 copies; the chapbook itself will receive an ISBN number.
Any manuscript that does not meet the guidelines will not be considered for publication. If you have any questions, you can email Matter Press
(matterpress1(at)verizon.net) (replace (at) with @).
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