Call for Chapbook NOW CLOSED
Entry cost: FREE!
1st August 2020 – 1st October 2020
WE WILL PICK FOUR WINNERS
The events of this year so far have left many of us adrift, depressed, isolated and angry. With so many dark events taking place over the world: forest fires in Australia caused by global warming; the tragic death of George Floyd and the continuous racism that infects our cultures, as well as other disgusting forms of prejudice and hate; COVID-19 that continues to kill and caused the whole fabric of our daily lives to change.
We wanted our submission call this year to focus on positive change. We all have our own battles to fight, whether they be large or small, we’re all the heroes in our own narratives. We want to hear your stories, memories, poetry, essays. We want happy endings, outcries for a better world, memories of the good and the glad. We want the hope and the belief that things will get better.
Please email your entries to and please title all emails with the subject:
NAME – TYPE OF SUBMISSION – CHAPBOOK CALL
e.g. JANE DOE – NON-FICTION – CHAPBOOK CALL
While we do not insist on a cover letter, please include a brief biography in your email and a summary of what your work is about (particularly if it is part of a larger body of work)
Please let us know if any part of your work has been previously published. While we aren’t against publishing work that has appeared elsewhere, please ensure you retain the copyright.
If your chapbook entry is accepted, there will be a period of editing and cover design. We pride ourselves in working closely with the writer to ensure the book is something they can be proud of.
We are too small to provide royalties, as we are a volunteer run press and do not make much in the way of profit. What we will do is give you hardcopies of your books to sell elsewhere and to distribute at your leisure to family and friends; as well as a large discount on future print runs.
You will not pay for printing costs or artist costs.
We add your book to Nielson UK, a distributor that is provides copies for bookshops and libraries in the United Kingdom. Previously our books have been sent to the British Library, Bodleian Library, Trinity St David’s University, Aberystwyth University, University of Dublin and more.
Your book will always be available to purchase, even if Selcouth Station were to end one day, we swear to ensure your book will still be available e.g. through an Etsy store or a similar outlet.
Fiction, Flash Fiction, Memoir or Non-Fiction
Maximum of up to 5,000 words
Send us 10 poem sample of your collection, we accept visual poetry and experimental forms as well as more traditional forms, however please be aware we are not great fans of rhyme.
Not Accepting (maybe in the future!):
We will strive to get back to you regarding your submission by November 1st, which gives us a month reading period. Should we need to extend this reading period, we will announce it on your social media platforms: Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. We hope to publish the books in Spring 2021.
Please note the editor’s decisions are final and we ask for you to treat us with respect. We will not tolerate any rude behaviour towards our editors and we will not accept any work that is homophobic, racist, sexist, disablist or hateful.