Ends on May 15, 2018

$11.00 USD

Vella Chapbook Prize:

- Manuscripts may be between 16 – 24 pages

- Please include a title page with ONLY the title, a table of contents, and an acknowledgements page (not included in page count).

- Open to poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and mixed- or hybrid-genre works (prose poems, flash fiction, a lyric essay bookended by two poems, a short story sandwiched between poems, one long-ish short story or memoir, 24 pages of poems, and any other combination that might be missing in this list).

- Thematically-linked works are encouraged, but not required. Quality is the only criteria.

- Collection as a whole must be unpublished, but individual publications are fine.

- Simultaneous submissions are fine, but please withdraw it immediately if someone else snatches up your amazing work before we do.

- Prize: 100 copies of your winning chapbook, ISBN included, to use however you’d like (sell them, give them away, make a modern art installation in your living room, etc.) Paper Nautilus will be selling an additional limited number of copies through our website or at literary events - for which the winner will receive 10% royalties -  but the rest are yours.

- Entry fee: $11, payable through Submittable. If this fee is an economic hardship to an eligible submitter, please contact us, and we will do everything possible to work with you.

– Entry period: February 15 – May 15

– Expected announcement of winner: (approximately) September 1st.

– Expected date of publication: (approximately) March 2019.

– Contest entries will be judged by Lisa Mangini, Paper Nautilus Editor in Chief. 

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