Guidelines:

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.

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.

Editorial staff:

Reagan Greenwood

Grace Hendrickson

Alex King

Kayla McCollough

about the 2019 Contest:

Thanks to everyone who submitted; it was a pleasure reading all of your poems. Our readers had difficulty choosing which chapbooks to send to Chloe, but here are those finalists:

 

  • The Brightness of the Birdcage, by Victoria Hudson

  • Burger King of the Dead, by John Surowiecki

  • Honey to Balm, by Shawn Fawson

  • Ladies' Abecedary, by Arden Levine

  • Studies of Familiar Birds, by Carrie Green

  • The Violence of Open Spaces, by Stephanie Bryant Anderson

  • Who Mothers the Mothers, by Rachel Swan

  • Word of Our Crossing, by Jed Myers

guidelines:

  • Submit 15-30 pages of poetry with a $15 entry fee by May 15, 2020.

  • Simultaneous submissions are fine, but please let us know if the chapbook is accepted elsewhere.

  • Multiple submissions are also fine, but each chapbook must be submitted separately.

  • It’s okay if individual poems have been previously published (or if they are 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.

  • An acknowledgements page is welcome but not required.

  • Past or present students of Pittsburg State University and individuals directly connected to the judge are not eligible to submit.

© 2019 by Cow Creek Chapbook Prize