above the cover of Instructions From The Narwhal by Alison Titus. The first ever BOOM Chapbook winner.
Submissions to Bateau Press’BOOM Poetry Chapbook Contest
Open to all writers. Will open for 2017 contest in mid August of 2017.
Age and previous book publication are not considerations for eligibility.
Poems published in periodicals may be included in the manuscript.
Please, no submissions from students or close friends of the editors. Also, no submissions from current or former COA students of the last five years.
$14 entry fee must come with EACH entry by deadline or entries will not be considered.
All entrants to the BOOM Poetry Chapbook Contest will receive a copy of the winning chapbook.
Manuscripts will NOT be returned.
Pay online! You can pay by credit card or check online. (You still need to send in your check via postal mail. But by paying online, we can keep track of your transaction and manuscript much more efficiently.
between 20 and 30 pages
must be typed (clear photocopies are fine)
(for mail submissions only) 2 title pages 1- title with contact info. 2- book title only
A biographical profile is not necessary.
****FOR ELECTRONIC SUBMISSIONS: There is no need to submit 2 title pages. Simply submit the manuscript with an anonymous title page online. Your contact info is with your submission (though the readers are not able to access this information).
The winner will receive $250 and 25 copies of the winning chapbook.
The winning chapbook will be a high quality printing with letterpress cover from Shelter Bookworks in Orange MA.
For a peek at what our chapbooks look like, check them out here.
IF YOU HAVE READ THE GUIDELINES AND ARE READY TO SUBMIT YOUR MANUSCRIPT CLICK HERE