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We welcome poetry chapbook manuscripts written by those:

  • 40+ years of living on this earth

  • self-identify as a woman or a non-binary individual

  • have yet to publish a POETRY chapbook or full-length POETRY collection before September 30, 2024

​$20 reading fee includes submitter's choice

of a limited-edition broadside or $10 LBP gift card!​

We're here to promote new voices. 
Questions about the submission process? Contact us! 

2024 Lefty Blondie Press First Chapbook Award

2024 winning manuscript selected by Lee Ann Roripaugh 

Recipient of the LBP First Chapbook Award receives:

  • $250 USD

  • 10 (ten) author copies

    • Copy numbers 1-10 of 250 copies published

    • 40% author discount on additional copies

  • Public reading with the final judge

  • Participation in Paper Poet Series (optional)

 

Lefty Blondie Press will: 

  • Print a first run of 250 carefully edited, handbound, hand-cut, and hand-numbered chapbooks 

  • Organize a limited run of an original broadside of a poem from the collection

  • Promote finalists and the winning chapbook widely on our website, social media, and other outlets

  • Sponsor a public reading with Lee Ann Roripaugh in Pittsburgh, PA (or online as necessary) in September 2024. 

 

$20 reading fee includes submitter's choice of a limited- edition broadside (while supplies last) or $10 LBP gift card!

Winner & finalists will be announced in June 2024

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2024 chapbook contest judge

Submit chapbook manuscripts

JANUARY 1 - MARCH 31, 2024

  • 18-24 pages of poetry (not including title page, table of contents, endnotes).

  • Any form or topic (though we find a unifying theme works best) 

  • One poem per page (each new poem starts on it's own page)

  • Your name should not appear anywhere in or on the manuscript.

  • Individual poems may be previously published, with acknowledgement

  • Simultaneous submissions accepted. Please notify us at LeftyBlondiePress@gmail.com immediately if your manuscript is accepted elsewhere.

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We welcome chapbook submissions from poets who 

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January 1-March 31, 2024

We accept manuscripts for this contest: January 1-March 31, 2024

  • Lefty Blondie Press holds first serial rights for work that we publish, and the right to reprint that work in other formats with your permission.

  • Upon publication, all rights revert to the author. 

  • Please cite Lefty Blondie Press if your poems, published with LBP, are republished elsewhere in the future.

READING FEE & PAYMENT METHOD

This year, the $20 reading fee includes your choice of a limited-edition broadside or $10 LBP gift card!

  • The $20 reading fee supports Lefty Blondie Press's mission as we publish and promote the winning chapbook, cover the judge's fees, and continue to support the poet’s work with prize money

  • This year, the $20 reading fee includes your choice of a limited-edition broadside or $10 LBP gift card!

  •  We accept reading fees for this contest: January 1-March 31, 2024

  • Complete the submission form to upload your manuscript and select your choice of limited-edition broadside or LBP gift card. Click "Go to Checkout" to complete payment. 

2024 Lefty Blondie Press First Chapbook Award  Submission Form
Upload Chapbook Manuscript
Select a Payment Amount

Thank you for submitting! Don't forget to add this to your submission tracker. Selected manuscript announced in June.

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