The Poetry Question strives to be the voice of independent poetry. We are an all-inclusive press and do not accept any work that discriminates against disability, race, religion, sexual preference, gender preference, or nation of origin.

  • Reading Period: May 1st-31
  • Minimum of 25 pages to a max of 40 pages of content
  • Read through the above mission and below guidelines and ensure your work complies.
  • Read through your manuscript one more time to check for any last changes or edits.
  • Complete submission form
  • Winning Author Receives: $100 + 10 Copies + 30% of Sales

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The Poetry Question is looking for chapbook manuscripts that meet the following criteria:

Genres: Poetry Only

Previous publication/Simultaneous submissions:  Pieces of your manuscript can certainly be previously published (No more than 25%), but we ask that the chapbook as a full work be unpublished.  Of course, simultaneous submissions are fine—just let us know if your work is accepted elsewhere before we’ve had a chance to snag it ourselves!

Page count for chapbook: 25-40 pages

Poem count: As long as your pieces can fit comfortably within the page count above, we don’t have a strong preference!

International submissions are absolutely welcomed!

Submit your manuscript (body text only – we’ll get your title pages, acknowledgments, bio, TOC, etc. if your manuscript is selected for publication!) through our SUBMISSION FORM.

Please allow us up to four months following the close of submissions to respond to all submitted manuscripts

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