Emerge Literary Journal is forming ELJ Publications for an annual chapbook competition and is excited about discovering the emerging poetic talent that is out there. We will consider your work for publication only if you have never published a chapbook or full-length collection before. ELJ Publications is is an independent publisher that publishes one-of-a-kind sophisticated and beautiful chapbooks via print-on-demand technology. We will market the winner via our website, Facebook and Twitter. ELJ Publications prefers narrative and free verse poetry that explores human emotions, experiences, dreams, revelations, etc. We also veer towards the surreal with powerful images and language. If you feel that your poems fit into any of these categories, please consider us.
Please submit 25-30 poems along with title page, acknowledgements and bio. Please also provide a statement that the work you are presenting is your own and that you hold all the rights to the work. Please no collaborations. We appreciate a manuscript that has been fully proofread and is just about ready to be published. Contest is only open for 14 days, beginning tomorrow, February 14th, and will be advertised through our website, Duotrope, Facebook and Twitter only. There is a $7 contest fee. Winner will get 50% of the net incoming fees and 2 copies of their book. We will pick a winner in March and publish the book in April or May. Please direct any questions to email@example.com. Submittable is scheduled to open up for the contest at midnight.