fiction & poetry chapbook contest: Elixir
- 2007 Chapbook Competition Guidelines:
Elixir Press is sponsoring a chapbook contest open to all fiction writers and
poets writing in English. There will be one competition for poetry, fiction,
and multi-genre works.
The prize is $1000 plus 25 copies of the chapbook to be published by Elixir
Press. All finalists will be considered for publication.
Chapbook publication DOES NOT make you ineligible for our full-length book
Please note that the chapbook competition is held during odd numbered years
Manuscripts should be typed on one side of the page and on standard paper.
Please use a 12- to 14-point font.
Send a business size SASE for reply only. Manuscripts cannot be returned.
Do not send the only copy of your manuscript.
Enclose a cover sheet stating the name of the manuscript and the author's
name, address, and telephone number and a cover sheet with the title alone.
Manuscripts must be paginated and include a table of contents and an
acknowledgments page, if appropriate.
Simultaneous submissions are welcome, so long as Elixir is notified
immediately if a manuscript is accepted elsewhere.
Poetry manuscripts should be 18 to 24 pages in length.
Fiction manuscripts should be 18 to 70 pages in length. Fiction manuscripts
may be a collection of short or short-short stories, a long short story, a
novel excerpt, or any other form or combination of fiction. Pretty much
goes for a multi-genre manuscript. Any artwork included must be in black and
Please secure your manuscript with either a paper clip, binder clip, or file
folder. Do not otherwise bind your manuscript.
An SAS postcard for receipt of manuscript is optional.
The entry fee is $20.
The postmark deadline is May 31, 2007.
P. O. Box 27029
Denver, CO 80227
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