Deadlines for August: Chapbooks


We’ve got to be thankful to live in a world which offers so many opportunities for poets to get their work out there. Here are five presses and awards to submit your chapbooks to this month.


Deadline: 8/1

Gold Line Press Chapbook Contest

For their Chapbook Contest, Gold Line Press is looking for a manuscript 20-30 pages long that is “cohesive and self-contained.” Tongo Eisen-Martin will guest judge, and the winner will receive $500 and 10 copies. International submissions are welcome.

Reading Fee: $20


Deadline: 8/15

Diode is looking for 22-38 pages of your work—this year’s winner will receive $250 and 25 copies. They’ll launch the little book at next year’s AWP conference.

Reading Fee: $15


Deadline: 8/15

The Anzaldúa Poetry Prize

The winner of Newfound’s chapbook contest will receive $1000 and 25 author copies. Guest judged by Cynthia Cruz, this prize awards work that “explores how place shapes identity, imagination, and understanding. Special attention is given to poems that exhibit multiple vectors of thinking: artistic, theoretical, and social, which is to say, political.”

Reading Fee: $15


Deadline: 8/31

The wonderful Eduardo C. Corral is judging for Platypus Press this year. The prize is $250 and the fee is zero. Submit by emailing

Reading Feee: $0


Deadline: 8/31

Dancing Girl Press

DGP has been out there finding wonderful emerging women writers through their chapbook contests for over a decade. No prize for this one, except publication and 10 author copies. Important: no simultaneous submissions. Send your manuscripts to

Reading Fee: $0