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Lefty Blondie Press

First Chapbook Award

We welcome poetry chapbook manuscripts written by those who:

  • have 40+ years of living on this earth

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

  • writing in English, currently living in the U.S

  • have yet to publish a poetry chapbook, poetry collection, or full-length poetry book before September 30 of contest year

​$20 reading fee supports LBP's mission to promote the poetry of self-identifying women and non-binary people

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

Submit chapbook manuscripts

from JANUARY 1 - MARCH 31 

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

  • Can be any form or topic, though we find a unifying theme works best

  • Begin each new poem on a new page

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

  • Individual poems may be previously published, with acknowledgements

  • Simultaneous submissions accepted. Please notify us at immediately if your manuscript is accepted elsewhere

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