Submit to the BOAAT CHAPBOOK PRIZE!
Now open for submissions through July 15, 2016
GUEST JUDGE: Richard Siken
Richard Siken is an American poet, painter, filmmaker, and an editor at Spork Press. He is a recipient of two Arizona Commission on the Arts grants, two Lannan Residency Fellowships, and a Literature Fellowship in Poetry from the National Endowment for the Arts. Richard is the author of the collection Crush (Yale University Press, 2005), which won the Yale Series of Younger Poets Competition in 2004, and War of the Foxes (Copper Canyon Press, 2015).
ENTRY FEE: $17
- poets writing in the English language are eligible
- poets are not eligible to submit a manuscript if they know the judge or the BOAAT Chapbook Editors personally
- chapbook manuscripts should be 15 to 30 pages of poetry, submitted in .docx or PDF formats only
- poems previously published in journals are acceptable—be sure to include an acknowledgements page if appropriate
- please include a title page, table of contents, but do not include your name anywhere within the manuscript
- the author's biography is collected separately in the Submittable cover letter
- simultaneous submissions are permissible, but submitters are asked to notify BOAAT Press immediately if a manuscript is picked up for publication elsewhere
- manuscript revisions are not permitted during the submission period
- submitting multiple manuscripts is fine with entry fees for each
READING PROCESS: Every single entry is read blind by our team of editors. They will select twenty-five of the best chapbook manuscripts to send our judge. You can download past winning chapbooks for free here.
PUBLICATION FOR THE WINNING CHAPBOOK:
- a $1,000 honorarium
- 25 printed chapbooks out of a first print-run of 250 (with ISBN)
- 5 handmade chapbooks out of a limited edition printing of 50
- publication slated for Spring/Summer 2017
FINALISTS: We usually choose between 1 - 4 finalists. Each finalist will receive a $50 honorarium and their chapbooks will be added to our website's PDF chapbook catalog.
ANNOUNCEMENTS: Announcements for the winning manuscript and finalists will be made in October 2016.
DESIGN: The winner's chapbook cover is made by the hands of BOAAT. We hand-make paper using a blender, cotton linters, construction paper, shredded money & rope, banana peels, seaweed, wildflowers, & (sometimes) seashells. Our book designs have been recognized as some of the most unique works of art from a small press.