Split Rock Press Seeks Poetry Chapbook Submissions!

Crystal Gibbins
September 10, 2019

SPLIT ROCK PRESS, an extension of Split Rock Review, seeks poetry chapbook manuscripts that engage place, environment, and the relationship between humans and nature. 

We aim to publish 1 to 4 poetry chapbooks in 2020.

Our chapbooks are perfect-bound that feature striking cover designs. Each chapbook receives an ISBN, and will be distributed through Ingram, Amazon, and our website.

Payment is offered in the form of 10 copies, a 50% discount on additional author copies, and a complimentary copy of the other chapbooks published in 2020.

The editorial team reads all the submissions with great care and attention, and the editor makes the final decision. Writers should refrain from submitting their work if they are current/former colleagues or students of the editorial team. 

Manuscript Format

  • Manuscript length should be 18 to 32 pages in length (Word doc, docx, PDF).

  • Include page numbers and start each poem on a new page.

  • Include a title page, table of contents, and an acknowledgment page (not included in the page count). If applicable, indicate which poems have been previously published (title of poem) and by whom (name of publication) in the acknowledgments page.

  • Manuscripts should use 1 inch margins and a standard font/size (e.g., 12 pt. Times New Roman).

  • Do not include images or graphics unless they are an essential part of your manuscript.

  • Submissions are read blind. Please do not include identifying information on the pages of the manuscript.

Submission Guidelines

  • We only accept submissions via Submittable: www.splitrockreview.submittable.com 

  • There is a submission fee of $7.00 for this category.

  • Individual poems in a manuscript may have been previously published in magazines, journals, and anthologies, but the collection as a whole must be unpublished. 

  • Please submit only one manuscript per reading period.

  • Co-authored manuscripts are accepted. 

  • We do notaccept translation poetry. 

  • Simultaneous submissions are OK, but please notify us immediately by withdrawing your manuscript via Submittable if it is accepted for publication elsewhere.

  • No edits or revisions to the manuscript will be considered during the reading period, but the selected author(s) will have an opportunity to make revisions prior to publication.

  • If your work is accepted, you agree to give Split Rock PressFirst North American Serial Rights. All rights revert to the author upon publication, but we ask that Split Rock Press is acknowledged as its place of initial publication.