The Cupboard Pamphlet’s Open Submissions!

The Cupboard Pamphlet publishes four chapbooks per annum—two in the Fall, two in the Spring. We currently seek submissions for the following categories:

Ends on August 1, 2017$20.00
$20.00

Submissions Open for the Seventh-Ever 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 Tuesday, August 1st, 2017.

The winning author will receive $500 and 10 contributor’s copies. The manuscript will be published as an upcoming volume of the Cupboard Pamphlet.

SJ Sindu, author of Marriage of a Thousand Lies (Soho Press, 2017), will serve as final judge. She has some ideas to tell you about. She has some advice for you. What are the ideas? What is the advice? Is there more to know? Is there more to discover? Find out in our featured interview.

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
$2.00

Preserving the intentions of our founding editors, Dave Madden and Adam Peterson.

Per Dave and Adam:

Sideboards are short prose pieces with two rules. They must have fewer than 500 words in them, and at least two of those words must be cupboard and pamphlet. Anything else goes.

Sideboard Classic offerings will be published monthly online as a Cupboard Pamphlet Special Feature. Submissions are accepted on a rolling basis. Please email the editors at cupboard [at] thecupboardpamphlet [dot] org with any questions.

We look forward to reading your work!

Exploring space and language in a single serving.

The editors of the Cupboard Pamphlet seek prose pieces of fewer than 500 words that deal in examinations of space and language. We are particularly interested in works that investigate space as it relates to the wide-open, to the wayfarer—however those may be constituted. Show us what you can break open; show us what you can embody.

Sideboard New American offerings will be published monthly online as a Cupboard Pamphlet Special Feature. Submissions are accepted on a rolling basis. Please email the editors at cupboard [at] thecupboardpamphlet [dot] org with any questions.

We look forward to reading your work!