Black Lawrence Press is now accepting submissions for their Fall 2015 Black River Chapbook Competition.
The Black River chapbook Competition is a semi-annual prize for a chapbook of short fiction or poems open to new, emerging, or established writers. Entries should be between 16 and 36 pages in length. The winner will receive $500 and publication.
The deadline for the Fall 2015 Competition is October 31, 2015. The submission fee is $15.
More information and submission guidelines can be found on the The Black River Chapbook submission page.
Past winners include: Lisa Fay Coutley, Amelia Martens, Charlotte Pence, Russel Swensen, Nick McRae, Shane McCrae, Simone Muench, Blake Kimzey, Caleb Curtiss, Sam Sax, Philip Schaefer & Jeff Whitney, and Meghan Privitello.
Black Lawrence Press is an independent publisher of contemporary poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction founded in 2004. Their annual contests and open reading periods seek innovative, electrifying, and thoroughly intoxicating manuscripts that ensnare themselves in hearts and minds and won’t let go.