Duck Lake Chapbooks
We are currently seeking chapbook collections of poetry. Accepted poets will be offered a contract with royalties on sales. Chapbooks will be distributed worldwide to bookstores and online retailers.
The work must be previously unpublished in book form.
Include a citation page for any work previously published in print or online magazines. Make it clear what was published and where. Example: “The Dog’s Ear” appeared in The Boston Review.
Include a title page with your name, address, and email.
Include a table of contents showing the order that the poems should appear.
Manuscripts should be in a plain font (such as Times New Roman), 12pt.
Submissions should be in MS Word or RTF formats.
Chapbooks should include 24 – 40 pages of poetry, single spaced.
Submissions are welcome any time.
Reading Fee: $7.50
POETRY: We prefer poetry that is more than prose broken into lines. Whether it is narrative or lyrical, we want a clear sense of voice. The poem should demand to be spoken.
FICTION: Of course, a clear story with a beginning, middle and end is essential, but the story, like poetry, is literary art that must be constructed with vivid imagery and an engaging narrative voice.