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There are presently no open calls for submissions.

We are currently closed for submissions. We will reopen submissions for The Host Publications Chapbook Prize February 2023.

Our 2022 Chapbook Prize Winner will be announced on June 1st.

The Host Publications Chapbook prize awards a woman writer $1000, 25 author copies, dedicated editorial work from our skilled editors, a book launch at Malvern Books (pandemic permitting) and energetic promotion from our staff. We also offer each of our prize winners the opportunity to be a guest on our literary podcast, The Host Dispatch.

Submissions are open to any US-based woman writing in English, including those who identify as trans and non-binary, who feel at home in a space that centers on women’s experiences. We strive to amplify the voices of those who have been historically silenced – BIPOC, LGBTQ+ writers, disabled writers, immigrant writers – you are all welcome and wanted here.

While we don’t give preference to any particular style of poetry, we are interested in publishing work that pushes boundaries – boundaries of form, voice, language and style, the boundaries of what poetry is and can do. We want to publish work that we believe in, and we believe in poetry that is revolutionary, incendiary, punk rock; poetry that can find, even in the most domestic details of our daily lives, the spark of urgency that propels us all into the unknown armed with fearlessness and hope.

Please review our submissions guidelines before uploading your submission.

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