Please follow guidelines carefully. Manuscripts that do not follow these guidelines will not be read or considered.
General Send manuscripts for consideration only during open reading periods. Manuscripts are accepted electronically by email. We also accept hard copies: pspoets, 3120 4th st, apt 12, santa monica, ca, 90405
Email manuscripts to firstname.lastname@example.org pspoets does not accept simultaneous submissions. Only one manuscript per author per reading period.
Previously published poems may be included in your manuscript, but please provide publication acknowledgements (title of poem, where and when published) in your submission.
For this competition, we are only accepting poetry chapbooks. Any questions about this should be emailed to our Editor in Chief, Chase Maser pspoets reserves the right to refuse any manuscript.
Formatting Format your submission through email as follows: Enter your manuscript title as your subject line. For example:
Poetry - The Wind Beneath Your Wings
Enter your contact information, a brief bio and any publication acknowledgements in the body of the email. Do not include any of these items in your manuscript.
Attach your manuscript as a single Word .doc or .docx file. Manuscripts received in any other file format will not be read. Do not paste manuscript into the body of your email. A cover letter is not required. That said, we're a curious bunch and would love to know how you heard about us:
Did you see a post about our reading period somewhere?
Did a friend or colleague suggest you send us your material?
Do you hear about us through our poetry events?
Please feel free to share this information in your email when you send us your submission.
Manuscript Format A typical chapbook manuscript begins as a Word Document between 18 and 40 pages in length. Manuscripts should be no longer than 40 pages, not including the cover page. The Table of Contents, any section page breaks, dedication pages, etc. do count towards this 40 page limit.
Manuscripts should include the Table of Contents (if necessary) and the manuscript text only. Tables of Contents page(s) are necessary if more than one piece of writing (poem) appears in the manuscript.
Manuscripts must be formatted as Microsoft Word documents. Use standard .doc or .docx files only. Remove all special formatting from your Word document before attaching it to your email. No headers, footers, or page numbers are needed. You may use page breaks, but do not use section breaks, tables, WordArt or other special formatting within your manuscript. Do not include images in your manuscript.
Each poem should begin on a new page
Manuscripts with artwork, illustrations or images:
Send artwork as separate attachments
Images should be provided as high resolution jpeg files
Identify image in the file name (e.g. Image 1, Image 2, etc. or a brief description of the image)
Note placement for each image within the manuscript (e.g. by page number or other reference point such as adjacent piece of writing or by listing on the Table of Contents)
Do not include images in manuscript document
Reading Period The 2018 reading period will run from April 6th, 2018 to June 1st, 2018. Manuscripts selected from this reading period will be published before 2019.
Submission Fee There is a $20 submission per manuscript. Payments can be made through the "Donation" tab at the top of this page, or a check can be mailed to Philosopher's Stone Poetry Co. to the listed mailing address above. Please include with your payment your name, title of manuscript, and contact information--email, phone number, etc. Manuscripts sent without a submission fee will not be accepted.
Thank you so much! And we look forward to reading your material!