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Watershed Review will not be taking new submissions Fall 2022 through Spring 2023. We are currently working on the selection and promotion of our 10th anniversary issue. We look forward to reading your work in Fall 2023!

Flume Press

Flume Press Chapbook Contest Guidelines

Submission period: September 15 — October 31st

We invite you to submit chapbook manuscripts in poetry, creative nonfiction, fiction, and hybrid forms. Chapbooks, in their relative brevity, function more like concept albums or curated collections in which the manuscript shows intentionality, whether through themes, forms, and/or narrative. We’re interested in manuscripts that invite surprise, invention, and genre bending. Collaborations are welcome. Inclusion of art or images will be considered, yet the writing should be the primary focus.

Please see more detailed guidelines below under the submission link. 

Flume Press Chapbook Contest Guidelines

Submission period: September 15th — October 31st

We’re pleased to announce this year’s chapbook contest will be judged by José Antonio Rodríguez, a poet, memoirist, and translator, and the author of the poetry collections This American Autopsy, cited in the New York Times as “new & noteworthy;” Backlit Hour, a finalist for the Paterson Poetry Prize; and The Shallow End of Sleep, winner of the Bob Bush Memorial Award from the Texas Institute of Letters; and the memoir House Built on Ashes, a finalist for the PEN America Los Angeles Literary Award, the International Latino Book Award, and the Lambda Literary Award. Learn more about him and his work here: https://www.jarodriguez.org/bio

We invite you to submit chapbook manuscripts in poetry, creative nonfiction, fiction, and hybrid forms. Chapbooks, in their relative brevity, function more like concept albums or curated collections in which the manuscript shows intentionality, whether through themes, forms, and/or narrative. We’re interested in manuscripts that invite surprise, invention, and genre bending. Collaborations are welcome. Inclusion of art or images will be considered, yet the writing should be the primary focus.

Guidelines:

Poetry: Submit between 18-25 pages

Prose: Up to 30 pages of prose (flash, long-form, novella, or a blend of genres), Please include a list of acknowledgements

  • Your name and contact information should not appear anywhere in the manuscript
  • Include a brief Cover Letter in the Submittable form
  • A $15 entry fee must be paid at the time of submission. This money goes directly toward printing costs. We source environmentally responsible materials wherever possible.
  • Manuscripts should be submitted in PDF or Microsoft Word (.doc and .docx) formats only. We recommend PDF formatting if you want to ensure that your page breaks, indentations, and other manuscript formats are as you intend.

All manuscripts will be read by the Flume Press editors. At least ten finalists will be sent to the contest judge, José Antonio Rodríguez. The winner will receive $200, plus ten copies of the chapbook. Our books are handmade, so the print run will be limited.

We only accept submissions through Submittable. Work sent by any other means will not be read. Simultaneous submissions are fine, but please let us know immediately if your manuscript has been accepted elsewhere.

Results will be announced in December 2022.

Art

Submit up to 8 images, digital versions of at least 300 dots per inch (dpi).

In the "Title" section of this form, please list the names of each piece (Ex: "The Reckoning, Untitled 1..."

Include a short biographical statement highlighting literary, academic, and artistic achievement, interest or affiliation.

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