Ends on September 15, 2017

$17.00 USD

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 our Fiction Chapbook Contest judge is Robert Hill. Hill is 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 short fiction, multiple stories, or a self-contained novel excerpt. 

* Submissions must be in 12pt font and double-spaced

* Indicate which selections 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 Unpublished pieces are welcome.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.

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