fiction chapbook contest: Flume Press--deadline Dec 1

Fiction Chapbook Competition — Guidelines



You may submit stories that have been published previously as long as your manuscript has 
never been published. If your manuscript is currently under consideration elsewhere, you must 
be prepared to withdraw it from the other press immediately if accepted by Flume Press. Please include the appropriate acknowledgements for any published stories.


Manuscripts should be 10-12,000 words, not including title, contents, and acknowledgements pages. A single story or a collection of short shorts is acceptable. Please include a cover sheet 
with your name, address, phone, and e-mail address and total word count. Do not put your name on each manuscript page.

A self-addressed stamped envelope (SASE) is necessary for results notification. The editors provide comments for all semifinalists and finalists.

The $20 (US) Reading Fee will be used to provide the cash prize to the winner and help to produce the winning chapbook. Flume is a nonprofit press.

Deadline for submission: December 1, 2009. All manuscripts must be postmarked by this date.  Manuscripts with SASE will be returned and the winner announced by June 2010.

Final Judges

The winner will be selected by final judges Rob Davidson, author of  Field Observations, and Paul Eggers, author of Saviors and How the Water Feels.


The winner will receive $500 and 25 copies of the chapbook. (Authors may purchase additional copies at a 50% discount.) Average print run is 500 copies.  Flume advertises the winning chapbook in national literary magazines following publication.


We are interested in serious literary fiction only, contemporary work that is well-crafted and emotionally engaging. No “genre” fiction (e.g., sentimental romance, sci-fi, horror) please.

Sample Copies

If you would like a sample copy, please mail $8 plus $2 shipping to
Flume Press at CSU, Chico, 400 W. First St., Chico, CA 95929-0830.

Poetry chapbooks: At Dusk on Naskeag Point, Tina Barr; Concentric Circles, Gayle Kaune; Follower of Dusk, Luis Omar Salinas; Shovel Point, Judy Lindberg; Staving Off Rapture, Ava Leavell Haymon; Cinnabar, Martha M. Vertreace; Whetstone, Joanne Allred; As Close As Possible, Mary Matthews; The Corner of Absence, Lynn Kuderko, Eating Nasturtiums, Mary Makofske; Stutter Monk, David Graham; The Way Water Moves by John Brehm; The One Blue Thread by Naomi F. Chase; Bad Girl at the Altar Rail by Sharon Charde; And Still the Music, Alison Townsend.

Fiction chapbooks: I Call This Flirting, Sherrie Flick; The Sheep Breeders Dance by Aine Greaney; Mad to Live by Randall Brown.

Thanks for your interest in our competition.

2009 Fiction Chapbook Contest – Deadline Dec. 1.

1 comment:

Robert said...

This rule is hard to process, even for writers in "submissive" mode:

"You may submit stories that have been published previously as long as your manuscript has never been published."

Can the editor responsible for posting this information help?