Essay Press, an independent print and digital publisher, is now accepting submissions for its first digital chapbook contest.
Submissions are open from August 15 through November 1, 2015. Selections will be made by January.
Twelve authors will serve as judges, each selecting one digital chapbook for 2016 publication. Each judge will write an introduction to their selected work. Essay press will then release a new winning chapbook each month in 2016.
The ideal manuscript will run roughly 30 to 50 pages, though no manuscript will be denied consideration on account of being too short or too long. Essay Press will consider all submitted manuscripts for additional publishing possibilities. The reading fee is $8.
Essay Press is particularly interested in manuscripts that extend or challenge the formal possibilities of prose, including but not limited to: lyric essays and prose poems or poetics; experimental biography and autobiography; innovative approaches to journalism, experimental historiography, criticism, scholarship and philosophy. Simultaneous submissions, multiple submissions, collaborative manuscripts, digital and hybridized text/art manuscripts are all encouraged.
To find the submission page and a list of the chapbook judges, follow the links below.
Submissions: Essay Press Digital Chapbook Contest