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2024 Lefty Blondie Press First Chapbook Award

will open to submissions

 January 1- March 31, 2024

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 

  • Lefty Blondie Press will print 250 carefully edited, handbound, hand-cut, and hand-numbered chapbooks 

  • The poet of the winning manuscript will receive: 

    • $250

    • 10 (ten) author copies

    • 40% off any additional author copies

  • LBP will promote finalists and the winning chapbook    widely on our website, social media, and other outlets

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


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 immediately if your manuscript is accepted elsewhere.


We welcome chapbook submissions from poets who 

  • Are age 40 years and older

  • Self-identify as a woman

  • Are U.S. citizens or permanent residents, writing in English, currently living in the U.S.

  • Have not published a chapbook, collection, or full-length book in any genre



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


  • 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

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

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