The Vallum Chapbook Award 2018
* CONTEST OPEN *
+ $300 *newly increased prize*
(Selections from the chapbook will also appear in the print and digital magazine)
Join the club with some of the most renowned poets published as part of the Vallum Chapbook Series, including, Nicole Brossard, George Elliott Clarke, Franz Wright, Fanny Howe, John Kinsella, and more!
SEND US YOUR BEST!
$25 CDN for Canadian entrants, $25 USD for US and international entrants. Payment can be made by cheque (payable to "Vallum") or through our online store hosted by PayPal.
To submit your manuscript: make a payment, fill out the Google Form, then upload your submission to Dropbox. If you are paying by cheque and submitting online, please indicate this on the Google Form where it asks for your Transaction ID.
If you have any questions about the submission process, please don't hesitate to email firstname.lastname@example.org.
SUBMIT YOUR MANUSCRIPT ONLINE HERE.
The editors at Vallum are committed to enriching and continuing the tradition of poetry in the present day. We welcome submissions that deepen our understanding of what poetry is and can be. We encourage Indigenous writers, writers of colour, gender non-conforming writers, differently abled writers, LGBTQ writers, writers with mental or physical illnesses, and writers who are otherwise affected by structural inequality to submit their work for consideration.
USA / International
CHAPBOOK CONTEST RULES:
- The $25 entry fee covers 1 chapbook submission of 12-20 pages. Do not label your chapbook with your name or address; instead include a cover letter with all pertinent information. Please also specify how you heard about the Vallum Chapbook Award.
- Chapbooks may be on any theme or subject, but must be original and not previously published (individual poems appearing in the manuscript that have been published elsewhere are fine).
- The winning chapbook will receive publication as part of the Vallum Chapbook Series and a $300 prize, plus promotion via social media and website. Selections from the chapbook will also be published in our print and digital magazine.
If mailing your entry, please send it to:
Vallum Chapbook Award
5038 Sherbrooke West
PO BOX 23077 CP Vendome
Montreal, QC H4A 1T0
YOU HAVE THE OPTION TO SEND CONTEST SUBMISSIONS FOR THE VALLUM CHAPBOOK AWARD ELECTRONICALLY, FOLLOWING PAYMENT OF ENTRY FEE.
Please write your name, contact information, the chapbook title, and how you heard about the contest in the body of the email. Include your chapbook as a single attachment, without any identification. The contest is judged blind. Also write "VALLUM CHAPBOOK AWARD" in subject line of your email.
SEND TO: vallumchapbookcontest[at]gmail[dot]com
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