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Bateau Lit Mag

submissions closed June, July, and August

Bateau welcomes submissions in poetry, flash fiction, playlets, flash nonfiction, comics/graphic stories, and b/w illustration. (See the category descriptions on Submishmash page for details.)

Paper submissions are also accepted.

Details are available on the Bateau Lit Mag guidelines page.


Chapbook Contest Submissions

Reading Periods:
Keel - Feb 15 through May 31
Boom - Sept 15 through Dec 31

Bateau Press holds two chapbook contests annually: the Boom Poetry Chapbook Contest and the Keel Short Short Fiction Chapbook Contest.

For a detailed list of contest rules, visit the Boom and Keel pages.

For more information on submissions guidelines, visit the Bateau, Keel, and Boom pages.

"I so loved the process of acceptance to publication with Bateau. I felt that my work was in good hands--creative, thoughtful, bright hands--and that idea was reinforced throughout. Now I get to hold a book that is not just a book, and not just mine...but something really beautiful, a piece of art that has been loved into creation."

Jessica Young