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Chapbook Prize

Gasher's Chapbook Prize awards publication + $250 and 10 author copies to a poet writing in English. The prize is open twice a year in the Winter and Summer months. 

The Winter 2024 Poetry Chapbook Prize is open from December 21st - March 31st.

The winning manuscript will be published in Fall 2024.

Please read the guidelines below before submitting: 

  • The chapbook prize includes 10 free copies and $250

  • Please submit manuscripts between 20-37pgs of poetry. 

  • Please include a brief bio with your submission.

  • We accept simultaneous submissions. Please, let us know immediately if your submission is accepted elsewhere.

  • Once work is submitted, it can not be revised or edited. Please do not email revised versions of the original works or attach revisions to your submission on Submittable. We will not consider it.

  • Manuscripts must be submitted as either .pdf or .docx

  • Please keep in mind that our books are typically printed in 5x7 size, so do consider how your poems are currently formatted before submitting (you do not need to upload a file that is already formatted to 5x7size)

  • Currently, Gasher Press is only accepting submissions for chapbooks from those who reside in the U.S.

  • We publish perfect-bound chaps with ISBN. Our chapbooks are sold exclusively through the Gasher website, independent bookstores, and book fairs.

Past winners

2023

Jasmine Dreame Wagner Cold Spring

Zedekiah Gonsalves Schild Elegies for the Undead

2022

Aaron Zhang Forgotten Hours

2021

Dan Mallette Letters to Harrison

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