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"An independent, volunteer-run small press based in North Carolina, was born in 2006. We publish chapbooks and occasionally full-length books. We select manuscripts through an open reading period. Manuscripts of poetry, fiction (particularly flash fiction), and creative nonfiction are welcome during this process."
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Submission fee. For a contest it's $28, for Chapbook Open Reading Period - pay what you want.




For short fiction chapbooks, we are accepting manuscripts between 30-60 pages, double-spaced. (For collections of flash/short-short/micro fiction where most individual pieces do not exceed 2,000 words, we’re more flexible on page count.)


For creative nonfiction chapbooks, we are accepting manuscripts between 30-60 pages, double-spaced.


18-30 pages, single-spaced

Good to know

Each year, we team with The Frost Place in Franconia, NH, to offer the Frost Place Chapbook Fellowship. Get information on the Frost Place Chapbook Competition, which is open to entries each October 1-January 5.
From March 15 – April 15, we accept submissions of short collections of poems, short fiction, and short memoir for Inch. Take a look at the guidelines.
From May 15 – June 15, we hold a Chapbook Open Reading Period. This reading period is open to poetry, nonfiction, and fiction.

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