A winner will be announced in October of 2019, and the chapbook released in December. Stay tuned for more info on next year's contest, which will open February 15, 2020.
The Cow Creek Chapbook Prize is a poetry chapbook contest brought to you by Pittsburg State University. We're open to all styles and subjects. As long as the poems challenge and capture the imagination, we want to see them.
The winning poet will receive $1,000 and 25 author copies. The chapbook will be published as a perfect bound book and sold both online and in limited bookstores.
SUBMISSIONS ARE CURRENTLY CLOSED UNTIL FEBRUARY 15, 2020.
Submit 15-40 pages of poetry with a $15 entry fee by May 15, 2019.
Simultaneous submissions are fine, but please let us know if the chapbook is accepted elsewhere.
Multiple submissions are fine, but each chapbook must be submitted separately.
It’s fine if individual poems have been previously published or if one is accepted over the course of the contest, but the arrangement of poems must be an original work.
Submissions are read blind, so please don’t include your name or other identifying information anywhere on the manuscript.
Past or present students of Pittsburg State University and individuals directly connected to the judge are not eligible to submit.
Questions? Contact us here.