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The Baltic Writing Residency Prose & Poetry Chapbook Contest

Deadline is December 31st. 

$1,000, plus publication, and 25 author copies beautifully printed.

$23.00 submission fee.

Send 20 – 32 manuscript pages of poetry or prose (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 work  have been previously published).

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

The name of the final judge is not revealed until the end of the competition. We alternate between a male and a female poet each year as final judge. 

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.

Previous chapbook winners include Matthew Guenette, Nicole Calihan, Zoe White, Maggie Queeney, Mag Gabbert, Rachel Abramowitz, and Jenna Goldsmith.

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

We use Submittable to accept and review our submissions.