2018 Chapbook Contest

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Submissions are closed!

Thirty West is looking for a late-2018 chapbook release and we want to read YOUR manuscripts! Work will be judged by the Thirty West masthead and are open for an international audience.


  • Submit (1) manuscript in a 6"x 9" format as a .doc or .docx file. The manuscript should be between 15-30 pages. Please make sure all pieces cohere within this limit and we will handle the rest. 

  • We will not accept email submissions for the contest. Any manuscripts submitted this way will be deleted and unread.

  • Genres accepted: Poetry, flash fiction/short stories, creative non-fiction.

  • Previously published material must contain proper acknowledgment. We don't consider writing that appears on social media as adequate acknowledgments. 

  • $10 USD entrance fee.

  • All manuscripts submitted will receive general feedback, regardless of status.


  • The winning author will receive a $200 cash and an author package upon publication.

  • Winning manuscript will be subject to an official Thirty West publishing contract and regarded as a Thirty West Author.

  • The finished chapbook will be archived and sold through the 30W shop. 

Good luck!

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