Unpublished Poetry Chapbooks

Unpublished Poetry Chapbooks

Note: This contest was cancelled last year due to insufficient entries. Entries sent in 2014 will be included in the 2015 contest.

Chapbooks will be accepted from authors regardless of whether the author has published in the past. Unpublished chapbooks entered in the SDBA contest must consist of unpublished poetry.

Guidelines for Submissions

The poetry chapbook category is open to poets who currently reside in San Diego County. A chapbook is a 10-page collection of poetry by one writer. Poems should be single-spaced and printed in a common 12-point font.

All entrants shall submit three copies of their chapbook manuscript. The writer’s name should not appear anywhere on the manuscript. A cover page including the title of the work, the writer’s name, address, phone number, and email address (if available) should accompany each submitted manuscript.
More than one chapbook by the same author may be submitted, but each submission must be accompanied by a separate submission form, waiver, and submission fee.

Number of Copies: Authors must submit three copies of each manuscript.

Submission form: A completed, signed, and dated submission form must accompany each submission.

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Mail to:

San Diego Book Awards
P.O. Box 501943
San Diego, CA 92150-1943

Fee: A nonrefundable submission fee of $10 must accompany each chapbook submission. Make checks payable to: San Diego Book Awards Association, Inc.

Deadline: All chapbook manuscripts, submission forms, and fees must be received by February 15, 2015

Notification: Finalists will be notified in advance of the awards ceremony, which will be held in June 2015. All finalists and category winners will be honored at the awards ceremony. Winners and finalists will be promoted on the SDBAA web site: http://www.sdbookawards.org.

Rights: All submissions remain the literary property of the writer.