3rd CHAPBOOK CALL OUT – YEAR 2022!

What we want

We are looking for completed, polished mini collections of poetry. We prefer a set of themed poems but are open to all submissions.

We want a set of poems that work perfectly as a chapbook, that feel ‘whole’ rather than part of a larger collection. Individual poems may have been published elsewhere but the complete set must be unpublished.

We want to be startled and moved.

We want to think ‘yes’ while we are reading.

From this round, we hope to select at least 4 outstanding poets who we will publish and market extensively

Open to poets internationally aged 18+

What you get

Successful poets will have their chapbook published and distributed by Black Sunflowers press within 1 year of close of submissions.

Successful poets will receive a fee of £150 plus 20 copies of the chapbook.

Submissions

One submission costs $3

Free entry for Black Sunflowers crowd-funders and Patreon supporters – please contact us via the website for info.

We are seeking poetry chapbooks of around 24-36 pages in length (however we will consider manuscripts slightly shorter or longer).

All submissions should be anonymous. Your name must not appear anywhere on the manuscript – unless it is a part of the manuscript. Include a title page, index page with list of poems titles and page numbers.

All submissions should be made via our submittable page

Please provide brief biographical and publication information in the space provided

At the end of the manuscript, please attach list of any poems that have been previously published stating date and publication.

No editing of manuscripts will be allowed after submitting. If you wish to edit or alter your manuscript, please withdraw it and re-submit. If you have submitted before, please send us different work this time.

If you are unable to afford the submission fee, please contact us via the website.

If you have difficulties submitting, please contact us via the website.

Dates

Submissions close early Jan 2022.

Decisions will be made within 3 months of closing date.

No feedback will be provided to unsuccessful submissions.

Black Sunflowers Poetry Press