The Burnside Review Chapbook Contest runs March 15 through June 30, 2016.
Judge: Adrian Matejka
Submissions should include:
—18 to 24 pages of poetry. Individual poems may be previously published.
—2 cover sheets. The first should include the title of the manuscript, your name, telephone number, and address. The second should only include the title of the manuscript.
—A page acknowledging previously published poems
Entries are only accepted through our online submission manager.
Initial readers are the Burnside Review editors. They will choose up to fifteen manuscripts as finalists to pass on to the judge, who will select the winning collection.
Simultaneous submissions are fine, but please notify us if your manuscript is accepted elsewhere.
Former students or colleagues of the Burnside Review Chapbook Contest judge—as well as any writer whose relationship with the judge constitutes a conflict of interest—are not eligible to enter the contest. We reserve the right to disqualify ineligible entries and will return entry fees as appropriate.
At no time during deliberations will the judge have the names of the finalists.
The winner will receive 10 copies of the chapbook, published by Burnside Review Press, and a cash prize of $200.
Send 3-5 poems in one file.
We only accept submissions through our online submission manager. Work sent by any other means will not be read.
Average response time is 1-6 months.
Simultaneous submissions are fine. No previously published work.
Payment is $25, plus one contributor’s copy.
We assume the right to publish accepted poems on our website (as well as in the print issue).
All rights revert back to the author upon publication.