The New Michigan Press / DIAGRAM chapbook contest announces the guidelines for 2017.
We pick the majority of our chapbook list each year from the ranks of the chapbook contest finalists, so this is the best way to get your work read by our eager readers.
$1000 plus publication; finalist chapbooks also considered for publication (in 2016 we published five)
What we want
Yes. You must be able to obtain reprint rights for any images you include, unless they're in the public domain or qualify under the exemption for fair use. We do prefer images be in low-res for the manuscript to keep file size down (the submissions manager maxes out at around 9 meg), but we'll need high-res versions if your manuscript is selected for publication. ALSO: please don't send originals of anything, since we cannot return manuscripts.
We don't have a celebrity judge for our chapbook contest. Since we pick the majority of our chapbooks from the submissions to the contest, we judge everything internally. The final judge is our editor, Ander Monson. Readers change year to year. We read anonymously and try to vary our aesthetic year to year. Still, we like what we like. To find out what we like, you should probably check out DIAGRAM authors if you haven't already.
How to Enter
You can participate in the contest online or by mail.
For application information or more details please click "Further Official Information" below.