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$7.50 USD

  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.

Submission Guidelines

The work must be previously unpublished in book form.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.