The Blue Nib Chapbook Contest The Blue Nib Chapbook Contest series started in Autumn 2017 and is now in its fourth round. The raison d’être for the series was to discover exciting talent in the poetry world. The contest gives established & emerging poets the opportunity to get their work in front of a well known poet and have it judged by a credible authority. To date we have had Michael Blackburn, Kevin Higgins and for our last round Vivien Jones. We are very excited to have the wonderful Helen Mort judging this round of the contest.
Submitting to Blue Nib Press
As well as publishing online and in our quarterly magazine, The Blue Nib accept and publish a limited number of full length works each year. We accept proposals for exceptional literary fiction or poetry. If you feel you have work that is a fit for us then send a query letter to [email protected]
Do not send complete manuscripts in the first instance but do include a small sample of you work.
- The first 5000 words of a full length novel
- 5-10 poems of a full collection
- two sample stories of a collection
Please include details of previous publishing history and any other relevant information.