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    Rattle Chapbook Prize 2021 (Win Up to $5,000 prize)

    Applications involve Rattle Chapbook Prize 2021. It’s hospitable writers, worldwide; poems must be written primarily in English (no translations). Individual poems could also be previously published in any format, but the manuscript as an entire must be unpublished as a set .

    Details of Rattle Chapbook Prize

    • Award: Up to $5,000
    • Open to: All Nationalities
    • Deadline: 15th January 2021

    In a world where a bestselling full-length poetry book means 1,000 copies sold, the winners will reach an audience more than seven times as large on the first day alone—an audience that includes hundreds of other literary magazines, presses, and well-known poets. This will be a chapbook to launch a career.

    And maybe the best part is this: Every Rattle subscriber will receive a copy of each winning chapbook. Beginning in 2018, each quarterly issue of Rattle includes a bonus chapbook delivered to every subscriber, most of which being selected through this annual competition. 


    Three winners, judged by the editors of Rattle in an anonymous review, will receive $5,000 and 500 author copies of their chapbook, which can even be distributed to all or any of Rattle’s 7,000+ subscribers along side a future issue of the magazine.
    At least one among the winners are going to be a poet who has never published a full-length collection of poetry (48 pages or more) before 2021.


    • Manuscripts could also be 15 – 30 pages of poems (not including front- or back-matter); with any reasonable fonts or font sizes (12 pt, etc.).
    • Applicants must not include any identifying information within the manuscript itself. If submitting in text , include a canopy letter that has your contact information, the title of the manuscript, and previously published books; don’t include a canopy letter if using Submittable.
    • If any of the poems are previously published, the entry must include an acknowledgments page.
    • A table of contents and page numbering preferred, but not a requirement.


    Entries for Rattle Chapbook Prize could also be submitted electronically through Submittable, or in hardcopy within USA . International entries must be submitted by Submittable. Please note that we’re not accepting email entries—all electronic entries must come through Submittable.

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