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Submission Guidelines /Chapbooks

*Please note: We are not accepting chapbook manuscripts at this time. Micro-chapbook subs are still open.

All chapbook manuscripts should be in PDF format and contain no more than 18-24 pages. Poets should submit their best work, as the chapbook is a body of work that reflects the poet's style and personality. No simultaneous submissions. No previously published manuscripts/books, however, a manuscript may contain poems within it that have been published in print or online journals. Due to the large amount of submissions we receive, a response in regards to your manuscript could take up to four months. We do not accept submissions through postal mail.

We do not offer payment for manuscripts chosen to be published. We do offer a payment of 20 copies of the chapbook to poets chosen for publication. We also offer a 50% discount if the author chooses to purchase additional copies. This discount stands for as long as the chapbook is in publication at MDP.

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Submission Guidelines / Micro-Chapbooks

All micro-chapbook manuscripts should not exceed a total of ten poems. The above guidelines apply to micro-chaps, as well. Our micro-chapbooks, when published, become a free download in our catalog. At this time, we are unable to set a "pay what you want" framework for micro-chapbooks, or offer royalties. We hope to have this change in the future.