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 Variant Literature's first chapbook contest!

Judge: Ross White @rosswhite

UNC professor, director of Bull City Press, author of How We Came Upon the Colony and The Polite Society, Editor of Another & Another: An Anthology from the Grind Daily Writing Series, Poetry Editor at Four Way Review, recipient of scholarships to the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference and the 2014 Pocataligo Poetry Award from Yemassee, and winner of the 2019 Sexton Poetry Prize will be judging the finalists!

Prize:

  • $250
  • 20 author copies
  • Reviews on your work

Requirements: 

  • Manuscripts should be 20-40 pages in length and should include a title page, table of contents, and acknowledgments page if necessary. While single pieces within the manuscript may be published elsewhere, the manuscript as a whole should be unpublished. 
  • Do not include your name or any identifying material within your manuscript. 

Announcements:

  • Finalists will be announced 4/10 at www.variantlit.com & on accompanying social media accounts
  • Winner will be announced by the end of April at www.variantlit.com & on accompanying social media accounts
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General Guidelines
Authors should limit submissions to one story. There are no word limits but shorter pieces are encouraged. Don't send us the novel you're working on, but instead an excerpt from it that would stand alone.
 
We do not accept e-mail submissions; all work must be submitted through Submittable. Submissions that are emailed to any of our editors will not be read. Submit your best and submit often. We’re excited about your work!

Please send work in one file.

Our team is filled with creatives who understand the agony of the wait. We will respond to your work by a week after the deadline, if not sooner. Print editions can be purchased on our website www.variantlit.com and a digital copy can be expected as a contributor copy.  

Simultaneous Submissions
Simultaneous submissions are fine, but please notify us immediately if your work is accepted elsewhere. Those wishing to remove individual pieces but not entire submissions should let us know through a note on Submittable; you can leave a note by clicking on your submission and clicking “Activity.”

Previously Published Work
We do not accept previously published works, including those published on the Internet. Upon publication, all rights revert to the author or artist.


General Guidelines
Authors should limit submissions to one story. There are no word limits but shorter pieces are encouraged. Don't send us the novel you're working on, but instead an excerpt from it that would stand alone.

We do not accept e-mail submissions; all work must be submitted through Submittable. Submissions that are emailed to any of our editors will not be read. Submit your best and submit often. We’re excited about your work!

Please send work in one file.
Our team is filled with creatives who understand the agony of the wait. We will respond to your work by a week after the deadline, if not sooner. Print editions can be purchased on our website www.variantlit.com and a digital copy can be expected as a contributor copy.  

Simultaneous Submissions
Simultaneous submissions are fine, but please notify us immediately if your work is accepted elsewhere. Those wishing to remove individual pieces but not entire submissions should let us know through a note on Submittable; you can leave a note by clicking on your submission and clicking “Activity.”

Previously Published Work
We do not accept previously published works, including those published on the Internet. Upon publication, all rights revert to the author or artist.

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General Guidelines

Do not make more than one submission per submission period. There are no length or format restrictions.


We do not accept e-mail submissions; all work must be submitted through Submittable. Submissions that are emailed to any of our editors will not be read. Submit your best and submit often. We’re excited about your work!


Please send all work in one file. When submitting multiple poems, please start each piece on a new page. 


Our team is filled with creatives who understand the agony of the wait. We will respond to your work by a week after the deadline, if not sooner. Print editions can be purchased on our website www.variantlit.com and a digital copy can be expected as a contributor copy.  


Simultaneous Submissions
Simultaneous submissions are fine, but please notify us immediately if your work is accepted elsewhere. Those wishing to remove individual pieces but not entire submissions should let us know through a note on Submittable; you can leave a note by clicking on your submission and clicking “Activity.”


Previously Published Work
We do not accept previously published works, including those published on the Internet. Upon publication, all rights revert to the author or artist.

General Guidelines
We accept ongoing strips, excerpts from graphic novels, cartoons and more! 


Upon acceptance we may ask to do a short interview with you if we decide to feature your art in our lit journal.

We do not accept e-mail submissions; all work must be submitted through Submittable. Submissions that are emailed to any of our editors will not be read. Submit your best and submit often. We’re excited about your work!

Please send all work in one file. When submitting multiple pieces, please start each piece on a new page.

Our team is filled with creatives who understand the agony of the wait. We will respond to your work by a week after the deadline, if not sooner.  Print editions can be purchased on our website www.variantlit.com and a digital copy can be expected as a contributor copy.

Simultaneous Submissions
Simultaneous submissions are fine, but please notify us immediately if your work is accepted elsewhere. Those wishing to remove individual pieces but not entire submissions should let us know through a note on Submittable; you can leave a note by clicking on your submission and clicking “Activity.”

Previously Published Work
We do not accept previously published works, including those published on the Internet. Upon publication, all rights revert to the author or artist.


General Guidelines
We are seeking cover art for a 5"x 8" softcover print. Pieces that can be used as a wrap around image are encouraged, however we consider separate pieces for front and back covers as well. 

Upon acceptance we may ask to do a short interview with you if we decide to feature your art in our journal. Additionally, please include any relevant information in your bio relating to the submissions such as a driving purpose or meaning behind the submission(s).

We do not accept e-mail submissions; all work must be submitted through Submittable. Submissions that are emailed to any of our editors will not be read. Submit your best and submit often. We’re excited about your work!

Please send all work in one file. When submitting multiple pieces, please start each piece on a new page. 


Our team is filled with creatives who understand the agony of the wait. We will respond to your work by a week after the deadline, if not sooner. Print editions can be purchased on our website www.variantlit.com and a digital copy can be expected as a contributor copy.

Simultaneous Submissions
Simultaneous submissions are fine, but please notify us immediately if your work is accepted elsewhere. Those wishing to remove individual pieces but not entire submissions should let us know through a note on Submittable; you can leave a note by clicking on your submission and clicking “Activity.”

Previously Published Work
We do not accept previously published works, including those published on the Internet. Upon publication, all rights revert to the author or artist.

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