$23.00 USD

While we are updating our main website please use the deadline and fee listed here, on Submittable, as your guideline. Thank you.

The Baltic Writing Residency Poetry Chapbook Contest, in conjunction with Rabbit Catastrophe Press.

Manuscripts are being accepted now through the February 15th deadline of each year.

2017-2018 JudgeTimothy Donnelly

$750, plus publication, and 25 author copies beautifully printed by Rabbit Catastrophe Press.

$23.00 submission fee.

Send 20 – 32 manuscript pages of poetry (no more than one poem per page). It's fine if individual works have been published elsewhere, but the manuscript can't have been published as a whole before. (translations are admissible)

Include a title page, a table of contents, and an acknowledgements page (if any of the poems have been previously published).

Timothy Donnelly is the author of Twenty-seven Props for a Production of Eine Lebenszeit (Grove, 2003) and The Cloud Corporation (Wave, 2010), for which he received the 2012 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award. With John Ashbery and Geoffrey G. O’Brien he is coauthor of Three Poets (Minus A Books, 2013) and his chapbook Hymn to Life was published by Factory Hollow Press in 2014. A recipient of fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the Lannan Foundation, and the New York State Writers Institute, his poems have been widely anthologized and translated and have appeared in such periodicals as Harper’s, The NationThe New RepublicThe New Yorker, The Paris Review and elsewhere. He has been poetry editor of Boston Review since 1996 and lives in Brooklyn with his family.


Your name and contact info should NOT appear anywhere on the manuscript. And filling out Submittable's "cover letter" field is discouraged.

The manuscript need not be thematically coherent or narratively related. Co-authored manuscripts are fine. Submitting multiple manuscripts is fine with entry fees for each.

All covers are printed on Rives BFK Printmaking Paper, which is a 100% cotton rag. All covers, FFEPs, vellums and text blocks are scored and torn by hand to size and then hand folded into books. Books are bound with a variety of perfect and sewn bindings.

Email balticresidency@gmail.com with further questions if you have them.

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