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Buttonhook Press
an imprint of OPEN: Journal of Arts & Letters (O:JA&L)

Open call for chapbook submissions:
Poetry: All forms & styles

Ends on December 1

Open call for chapbook submissions as Poetry: All forms & styles

O:JA&L’s Buttonhook Press will consider chapbook collections of 20 (minimum) to 44 (maximum) pages of poetry, including prose poetry.


Submit the manuscript as a single document. Begin each individual title on a new page within the document. Submitters should include an acknowledgments page if any individual works have been previously published. The acknowledgments page, the dedication page, and the table of contents are not to be included as part of the page count. .docx files are preferred. Follow other general O:JA&L guidelines that may apply.

Use a cover letter that contains all contact information and includes a professional biography in third person of up to 100 words. To ensure processing by the correct editors, the subject line or cover letter should include the words “Annual Call for Submissions:  poetry chapbook.”

Simultaneous submissions are accepted with the understanding that notice to O:JA&L will be prompt if a MS is accepted elsewhere.

No reading fees apply. “Expedited” consideration is available for a fee.

Chapbooks accepted for publication will be released to readers as free PDFs through the O:JA&L website and will enjoy limited distribution as O:JA&L Patreon subscriber premiums. No ISBNs will be associated with these titles. Copyright for the PDF versions of these chapbooks will reside permanently with OJAL Art Incorporated, O:JA&L, and O:JA&L’s Buttonhook Press and with the writer. Rights for printed versions of the PDF will be reserved on behalf of each author. OJAL Art Incorporated, OPEN: Journal of Arts & Letters (O:JA&L), and Buttonhook Press will provide to each writer of a published PDF chapbook a free license to produce a printed version to bring to market.

Submissions open January 1. Submissions close December 1.


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