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2018 Chapbook Contest             [Closed]

2018 Winner will be announced in March 2019 and published Fall 2019.

Postmark Deadline: November 30, 2018

Prize: 100 Copies of a perfect-bound chapbook

Reading Fee: $20, checks payable to Concrete Wolf.

Final Judge: Amy MacLennan* [Amy's author page on]

Submission Guidelines

We prefer chapbooks that have a theme, either obvious (i.e. chapbook about a divorce) or understated (i.e. all the poems mention the color blue). We like a collection that feels more like a whole than a sampling of work. We have no preference as to formal or free verse.

24 to 28 pages of poetry, plus a table of contents and acknowledgements (if applicable).

Please number all your pages.

Include 2 cover sheets, one with title, author information (including email and phone), and one just with the title.

Reading Fee: $20, checks payable to Concrete Wolf.

SASE for results only. Manuscripts cannot be returned.

Include a 10 by 12 postage-paid envelope stamped with $3.70 postage, if you'd like a copy of the winning chapbook.

Simultaneous and multiple submissions okay. Notify us by email if you need to remove your chapbook from consideration.

Or, pay the contest fee with paypal, then email the manuscript as a Word.doc file or .rtf file to .

Let us know if you need additional info:

For a copies of our previous publications, see our publications page.

Mail to:

Concrete Wolf
PO Box 445
Tillamook, OR 97141

* Friends, family, colleagues, students, and present and former associates of the judge and/or Concrete Wolf staff are not eligible to enter.