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From December 1-31 only, Newfound accepts unsolicited chapbook-length manuscripts from poets who have not yet published a full-length book. Our open submission period aims to advance the careers of emerging writers by printing their work in beautiful, hand-bound editions. Submissions are open to finalists, but not winners of Newfound prizes. One chapbook is selected annually by Newfound staff.

Publication details:

  • Only open to poets without a full-length book published.
  • No fee, no guest judge, and no prize money.
  • Newfound will design, print, and bind the chapbook. The cover will be decided in cooperation with the winning author.
  • Poet receives 25 contributor copies.
  • Poet receives royalties contract (25% print/50% digital).

Manuscript guidelines:

  • Submit 15 to 30 pages of poetry. Please include no more than one poem per page.
  • Simultaneous submissions and previously published poems are acceptable.
  • Elements of the work must in some way explore how place shapes identity, imagination, and understanding. 
  • All entries must be submitted online via our submission manager and be contained in a single document.