Each year Gertrude
Press publishes our winning chapbooks, each judged by prestigious writers. These beautiful,
perfect bound books include a unique cover in a limited press run. The winners
of our annual contest will also receive $200 and 25 copies.
This year's judge is Robert Hill, the author of the novels WHEN ALL IS SAID AND DONE (Greywolf Press 2007), which was a finalist for the Oregon Book Award’s Ken Kesey Award for Fiction, and THE REMNANTS (Forest Avenue Press 2016), which was named one of Powell’s Books’ “Top 5 Novels of 2016.” Robert has received a Walt Morey Fellowship from Oregon Literary Arts, and has been a Teaching Fellow at the Breadloaf Writer’s Conference, as well as a Judge for the Breadloaf Fiction Prize.
Thank you for submitting!
* Submit 8500-10000 words of fiction.
* Submissions must be in 12pt font and double-spaced.
* Indicate which selections (if there are separate pieces) have been previously published and by whom. Unpublished pieces are welcome.
* Fiction may be of any subject matter and writers from all backgrounds are encouraged to submit.
* Contest is blind judged. Please DO NOT include any identifying information on your manuscript.
* Indicate how you learned of the contest in your cover letter.
* $17 Online Submission Fee
* Submissions accepted June 15 - September 15, 2017.