Submission Guidelines /Chapbooks
*Please note: chapbook submissions for 2021 are now closed. They will resume in January 2022. 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.
Send all submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org
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 "pay want you want" item in our catalog, and published micro-chap
authors will, at the end of the calendar year, receive 50% of any donations made
towards their micro-chap.