What winning means

Ethical competitive publishing with best in field judges

The Blue Nib Chapbook Contest for poets, and the newly launched Omnibus Contest for short fiction aim to offer meaning beyond the day they are judged. The contests are designed as springboards for break-through writers and poets, and to date have been successful with both Chapbooks entering the top ten in the UK chapbook chart and Chapbook II obtaining second place in the same chart.

The Blue Nib Chapbook Contest IV

For Poets

Enter eight of your best poems that are previously unpublished.

The judge

The Judge for this round of the series is the incredible Helen Mort.

The Prize

The three top entries will share the prize fund of €500.00 and their work will be published in The Blue Nib Chapbook IV

The Blue Nib Omnibus Contest I

For writers

Enter a previously unpublished work of between 2500 & 3000 words

The judge

The Judge for this first round of the the Omnibus is Fiction Editor, Imogen Gladman.

The Prize

The eleven top entries will share the prize fund of €500.00 and their work will be published in The Blue Nib Omnibus I.