Conium Press Book & Chapbook Contest

The Conium Press Book & Chapbook Contest is an annual prize for a fiction manuscript. The winning manuscript will be published by Conium Press as a standalone title. The winning author receives $1,000, ten author copies, and a copy of the judge’s latest book. Additional author copies may be purchased at a discounted wholesale rate.

Any length is eligible. However, chapbooks and short- to mid-sized books are ideal. You may submit a gigantic maximalist novel, but every single page better be awesome; filler is for calzones, not books.

Contest Deadlines

Submissions must be received between June 1st, 2016 and September 1st, 2016. All submissions must include a $25.00 entry fee. The winner will be announced in late 2016 or early 2017.

Contest Guidelines

All manuscripts must be submitted through our Submittable page between June 1st, 2016 September 1st, 2016. This is a fiction contest. Do not send poetry or nonfiction (but hybrid work is okay). Manuscript length is flexible; interesting and innovative stories are more important than some ideal page count.

For more details, please visit the official website here.

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