Finishing Line Press is an award-winning, small press publisher

Finishing Line Press is the home of the New Women's Voices Chapbook Series, the New Women's Voices Prize in Poetry, the Finishing Line Press Prize in Poetry, the Starting Gate Award, and the FLP Kentucky Poetry Book Prize.  We are now accepting submissions for


  • New Women's Voices Chapbook Competition NEW ANNUAL DEADLINE: June 30
  • Open Chapbook Competition: ANNUAL DEADLINE: Oct. 31
  • Poetry Book manuscripts are being accepted now.
  • The Paddock Review is accepting submissions now.
  • General Submissions for chapbook manuscripts. (We read general submissions year round.) 

We have no reading fee in November.

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Finishing Line Press is accepting submissions for our online journal THE PADDOCK REVIEW. 

Please submit 1 - 3 quality poems.  

Previously published poems are okay--please let us know where so we can give first credit to the publisher.  If your poems are from your book (any publisher), please let us know and we will give a shout out for that too.  

Simultaneous submissions are okay.

Please include a short bio with your submission. 


Visit us at https://paddockreview.com/
This submissions is open only to our current Finishing Line Press authors (those with forthcoming or previously published titles). If you are not a Finishing Line Press author, please do not submit using this link--please exit out of this category and submit through the relevant category.

Finishing Line Press authors:  FLP would love to see your new manuscript! Please submit it here.  There is no reading fee for FLP authors submitting for our general consideration. If you are submitting to a contest, please exit out of this category and submit through the relevant contest.  We must charge entry fees for contests to support the prize.  However, we have no reading for general chapbook or book submissions made by FLP authors.

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FINISHING LINE PRESS CALL FOR MANUSCRIPTS: FULL-LENGTH POETRY BOOK MANUSCRIPTS 

Finishing Line Press will gladly accept full-length poetry book manuscripts, and we do not require a reading fee/processing fee for full-length poetry manuscripts shipped to us via regular post.  We are specifically looking for poetry book manuscripts up to 100 pages and no less than 48 pages of poetry.   Please mail (via regular post) your manuscript to:

 

FLP POETRY BOOK CALL

Finishing Line Press

P O Box 1626

Georgetown, KY 40324

USA

 

If you prefer submitting online, there is a $3 processing fee.  (It’s cheaper to submit electronically—save the stamps, save the trees, and save the SASE.)  To submit online:

 

CALL FOR MANUSCRIPTS
2020 NEW WOMEN'S VOICES SERIES CHAPBOOK COMPETITION

A prize of $1,000, royalty contract, and publication for a chapbook-length poetry collection in perfect-bound print edition. Open to women, or those who identify as women, who have never before published a full-length poetry collection. Previous chapbook publication does not disqualify. International entries are welcome. Multiple submissions are accepted.
Final judge: Leah Maines.
All entries will be considered for publication. The top-ten finalists will be offered publication in the New Women's Voices Series.
Submit 16 to 35 pages of poetry, PLUS bio, acknowledgments, SASE and cover letter with a $16 entry fee. To submit online click on button below,
or mail entry and fee to
2018 NWV Chapbook Competition
Finishing Line Press

P O Box 1626

Georgetown, KY 40324
USA


Postmark Deadline: June 30, 2020 POSTMARK


A self-addressed, stamped envelope (SASE) with the correct postage must accompany all mailed manuscripts. A SASE is needed for any kind of response, even if the writer does not want the material returned.

A good photocopy of the manuscript or a computer printout, rather than the original, should be sent. Finishing Line Press is not responsible for lost manuscripts.



 

 We are always open to publishing a good chapbook.

CHAPBOOKS: Submit up to 35 pages of poetry, PLUS bio, acknowledgments, SASE and cover letter.

POETRY BOOKS: Submit up to 48-100 pages of poetry, PLUS bio, acknowledgments, SASE and cover letter.
There is no limit for other genres.  Please send what you like but only one manuscript per submission.  Please include 
bio, acknowledgments, SASE and cover letter.  
Yes, we do consider works of fiction, graphic novels and children's books.

To submit online click on button below:

For mailed submissions

Send to
Finishing Line Press
P O Box 1626
Georgetown, KY 40324
USA

A self-addressed, stamped envelope (SASE) with the correct postage must accompany all mailed manuscripts. A SASE is needed for any kind of response, even if the writer does not want the material returned.

A good photocopy of the manuscript or a computer printout, rather than the original, should be sent. Finishing Line Press is not responsible for lost manuscripts.

FLP has no reading fee during the month of November.  November is our annual open reading period for all genres.




CALL FOR MANUSCRIPTS Fiction and Nonfiction

Finishing Line Editions, an imprint of Finishing Line Press, is now accepting manuscripts of Fiction and Nonfiction.

Finishing Line Editions has a clear commitment to consistently publish a small number of novels and nonfiction works each year of exceptional writing. Finishing Line Editions are printed, perfect-bound paper editions.

Major distribution.
Pay is a standard royalty contract.

Manuscript Submission Guidelines

We are looking for Book Manuscripts of Fiction or Nonfiction:

Personal Narrative/Memoir

Historical Fiction

Realistic Fiction

Science Fiction

Fairy Tales, Folk Tales, or Fables

Literary or Narrative Nonfiction

Narrative Procedure (How-To/Craft)

Short Story Collection

We accept material from either agent or author.

Please send a complete manuscript.

We accept only unpublished work.

Include pictures or illustrations only if you are the copyright owner to that work.

Manuscripts should be typed and double-spaced. We prefer Times New Roman font, size 12.

Please do not submit material by mail, fax, flash drive or on a computer disk. Finishing Line Editions only accepts submissions via our online submissions manager. All submissions must be made electronically via our online submissions manager: https://finishinglinepress.submittable.com/submit

Please include your name and address, telephone number, and email address on the title page of your manuscript, and in your cover letter.

Please list any previously published work in a short author bio.

We will consider work that has been submitted simultaneously to other publishers. Please withdraw the work immediately upon acceptance by another publisher.

Finishing Line Editions will respond to a submission only if we are interested in the work. Please refrain from calling, faxing, or emailing to inquire about the status of an unsolicited submission, as we will be unable to assist you. Please allow six months for a response. We will post a response using our submission manager for rejections. We will email and call, if we select your work for publication.

In order to help support our staff of readers, we do require a small reading fee of $10 for submissions.

Finishing Line Press