Chapbooks

 

Newfound publishes three chapbooks (two poetry, one prose) annually. Excited to publish with us? Read the guidelines below to see what submission category best fits you and your manuscript.

Poetry titles are graciously archived by The University of Arizona Poetry Center and Alkek Library at Texas State University. Reviews have appeared in Ploughshares, Rain Taxi, Cleaver Magazine, and elsewhere.

 

Gloria E. Anzaldúa Poetry Prize

 

(15 April–15 Aug)

Our annual poetry prize proudly honors poet, writer, and cultural theorist, Gloria E. Anzaldúa. The Gloria E. Anzaldúa Poetry Prize is awarded annually, in conjunction with the Anzaldúa Literary Trust, to a poet whose work explores how place shapes identity, imagination, and understanding. Special attention is given to poems that exhibit multiple vectors of thinking: artistic, theoretical, and social, which is to say, political.

  • Open to poets at any stage of their career.
  • $15 reading fee; Entries paneled and judged by a guest judge.
  • Winner receives $1,000, 25 contributor copies.
  • Winner receives royalties contract option (25% print/50% digital).

For details, visit the prize page.

 

Emerging Poet Submissions

 

(1 Dec–31 Dec)

In December only, Newfound accepts unsolicited chapbook-length manuscripts from writers who have not yet published a full-length book. Our open submission period aims to advance the careers of emerging writers by printing their work in beautiful, hand-bound editions. Submissions are open to finalists, but not winners of Newfound prizes. One chapbook per year is selected by Newfound staff.

  • Only open to poets without a published full-length book.
  • No fee, no guest judge, and no prize money.
  • Poet receives 25 contributor copies.
  • Poet receives royalties contract (25% print/50% digital).

For details, visit the submission page.

 

Newfound Prose Prize

 

(15 Sept–15 Mar)

The Newfound Prose Prize is awarded annually to a chapbook-length work of exceptional fiction or creative nonfiction. The work may be in the form of a long story or essay or a collection of short pieces (60 pages max). Other than the page limit, the only formal requirement is that some aspect of the work must inform or explore how place shapes identity, imagination, and understanding.

  • Open to writers at any stage of their career.
  • $15 reading fee; Entries paneled and judged by a guest judge.
  • Winner receives $1,000, 25 contributor copies.
  • Winner receives royalties contract option (25% print/50% digital).

For details, visit the prize page.