The Baltic Writing Residency

The Baltic Writing Residency Poetry Chapbook Contest

  • Judges: Rotate and have included Timothy Donnelly, Bob Hicok, Valzhyna Mort, Darcie Denniga, Shane McCrae, &c.
  • $750, plus publication, and 25 author copies
  • Manuscripts are being accepted now. Click here to APPLY.
  • Send 20 – 32 manuscript pages of poetry (no more than one poem per page). It's fine if individual works have been published elsewhere, but the manuscript can't have been published as a whole before.
  • Include a title page, a table of contents, and an acknowledgements page (if any of the poems have been previously published).
  • Your name and contact info should not appear anywhere on the manuscript. Filling out Submittable's "cover letter" field is discouraged.
  • The manuscript need not be thematically coherent or narratively related. Co-authored manuscripts are fine. Submitting multiple manuscripts is fine with entry fees for each.
  • All covers are printed on Rives BFK Printmaking Paper, which is a 100% cotton rag. All covers, FFEPs, vellums and text blocks are scored and torn by hand to size and then hand folded into books. Books are bound with a variety of perfect and sewn bindings.
  • Email with further questions if you have them.