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PLATFORM REVIEW CHAPBOOK SERIES

Submission period: March 1 – March 31

Platform Review Chapbook Series accepts submissions and payment of reading fee ($15) exclusively through our online submission manager Submittable. One manuscript in each genre (one poetry and one prose) will be selected for publication. The selected manuscripts will be determined in the summer and awarded with the fall publication of a beautifully designed, letterpress-printed, limited-edition chapbook—printed and bound by artists specifically chosen by ARTS By the People. The edition is limited to 100 signed and numbered copies, fifteen of which are reserved for the author and the remainder of which will be sold by ARTS By the People. After all books are sold the author will have the right to offer the manuscript as an eBook through our site.

POETRY GUIDELINES

David Crews, Poetry Series Editor
All entries are reviewed by our series readers. Manuscripts should include a title page (listing only the title of the work), table of contents, and when appropriate, an Acknowledgments page. Manuscripts should be paginated and formatted in an easy-to-read font such as Garamond or Times New Roman. Manuscripts should be 16-24 pages in length—not including front and back matter (table of contents, title page, etc.). Please include only one poem per page. You are welcome to include a brief bio or something about yourself or the project in your cover note on Submittable.

What we are looking for. While we are looking for a wide range of subject matter and voice, we are specifically looking to publish a collection of (shorter) lyric poems thematically linked that pays close attention to sound and sensibility—the elemental.

Regarding previously published work. Chapbooks containing individual poems that have been previously published online or in print are eligible—please simply note previously published work on an Acknowledgments page. If your chapbook has been previously published as a collection (including publication with a press, self-publication, online/digital publication, and publication in a small, limited-edition print run) the manuscript is not eligible for the Platform Chapbook Series.

Simultaneous submissions are acceptable and encouraged. Please notify us by withdrawing your manuscript on Submittable immediately if it is accepted for publication elsewhere. Multiple submissions (the submission of more than one manuscript per reading period) are permitted. We cannot accept translations or collaborative collections at this time.

Manuscripts should include no identifying information.

We look forward to reading your work!

PROSE GUIDELINES

Erin Jones, Prose Series Editor
All entries are reviewed by our series readers. Manuscripts should include a title page (listing only the title of the work) [as submissions are read blind, please leave your name off of the title page], and, when appropriate, a table of contents and/or an Acknowledgments page. Manuscripts should be paginated and formatted in an easy-to-read font such as Garamond or Times New Roman. Manuscripts should be between 15,000 and 25,000 words—not including front and back matter (table of contents, title page, etc.). You are welcome to include a brief bio or something about yourself or the project in your cover note on Submittable.

What we are looking for. For this chapbook of prose, we are looking for either nonfiction, fiction, or a hybrid of the two. The submission can be a novella or a collection of short stories or essays. We’re looking for fiction and nonfiction that pushes boundaries, has a clear and gripping voice, and tells a compelling story--and we are open to genre or speculative fiction that focuses on story. Simply put, we want something that we can’t put down.

Regarding previously published work. If your chapbook has been previously published as a collection (including publication with a press, self-publication, online/digital publication, and publication in a small, limited-edition print run) the manuscript is not eligible for the Platform Chapbook Series. However, chapbooks containing individual stories that have been previously published online or in print are eligible—please simply note previously published work on an Acknowledgments page.

Simultaneous submissions are acceptable and encouraged. Please notify us by withdrawing your manuscript on Submittable immediately if it is accepted for publication elsewhere. Multiple submissions (the submission of more than one manuscript per reading period) are permitted. We cannot accept translations or collaborative collections at this time.

Manuscripts should include no identifying information.


JOURNAL SUBMISSIONS
(Open September 1 - January 15)

Guidelines to submit: We do not accept previously published writing. Please include a third-person 50 word bio within your cover letter. If a poem, story, or essay is accepted at another journal please notify use immediately through Submittable.

Poetry: Submit up to 5 poems in one document, one poem per page, and no more than 10 pages total.

Fiction: Submit one story up to 5,000 words.

Creative Nonfiction: Submit one essay up to 5,000 words.

The Platform Review accepts submissions exclusively through our online submission manager Submittable. A $3 reading fee applies.

You may submit to more than one genre. If you have any questions, please e-mail: platform@artsbythepeople.org

If your piece is chosen, we hold first North American serial rights to publish and print your piece in our annual review. When the piece is published, the rights revert back to author.