The Cupboard Pamphlet’s Open Submissions!

The Cupboard Pamphlet publishes four chapbooks per annum—two in the Fall, two in the Spring. We are currently seeking submissions for our annual contest.

Submissions Open for The Cupboard Pamphlet's Annual Contest!

The Cupboard Pamphlet invites submissions of prose manuscripts between 5,000 and 10,000 words. Submissions can be composed of one piece or multiple pieces. We make no demands on content or genre, with the exception of verse poetry, which we don’t publish. We read fiction and nonfiction and are happy to see collections inclusive of both. 

All submissions will be read blind; thus, your name and contact information should only appear within your cover letter and not within the manuscript itself. The entire manuscript should not have been published previously, but please do include an acknowledgments page if individual pieces have appeared elsewhere. We welcome both simultaneous and multiple submissions; all submissions will be considered for general publication.

Manuscripts must be submitted for consideration by our extended deadline: THURSDAY, July 1st, 2021.

The winning author will receive $1000 and 10 contributor’s copies. The manuscript will be published as an upcoming volume of the Cupboard Pamphlet.

Alex McElroy, author of The Atmospherians (Atria, 2021), will serve as final judge. Read our interview with them here!

Please email the editors at cupboard [at] thecupboardpamphlet [dot] org with any questions. 

We look forward to reading your work!

TL;DR: This Submission Should Adhere to the Following:

  • It numbers between 5,000 and 10,000 words
  • It is composed of one piece or multiple pieces
  • It includes neither your name nor your contact information
  • It is in prose—not in verse poetry
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