Logo of Essay Press Chapbook Contest contest
"Essay Press is accepting chapbooks submissions in an open reading period through August 15!"
Response time:
1 month after close
$300 + copies
Submission fee:
Reading blind:
Last run:

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Entry fee: The reading fee is $5, or $15 to receive a copy of a previously published Essay Press book, for those in the United States. For those living internationally, if you would like to enter the contest and receive an EP book, please contact Meagan Wilson at m.essaypress@gmail.com.
Authors will receive 25 author copies (out of a print run of 250) and a $300 honorarium.




No specific limitations

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We’re particularly excited to publish chapbooks that extend or challenge the formal possibilities of prose, including but not limited to: lyric essays and prose poems or poetics; experimental biography and autobiography; innovative approaches to journalism; interdisciplinary historiography, criticism, scholarship, and philosophy.
Simultaneous submissions, multiple submissions, collaborative manuscripts, translations, and digital and hybridized text/art manuscripts are all welcome.
Submissions will ideally be between 15 and 40 pages, but slightly shorter or longer is fine. You are welcome to submit an excerpt from a longer work, a collection of texts, or a single essay that is too long for journal publication but too short for full-length book publication.