Ends on November 1, 2018

$15.00 USD

A prize of $1,000 and publication for a chapbook-length poetry collection in perfect-bound print edition. Ingram Group distribution. Open to ALL. International entries are welcome. Multiple submissions are accepted.  The top-ten finalists will be offered publication. All entries will be considered for publication. 

Submit up to 35 pages of poetry, PLUS bio, acknowledgments, SASE and cover letter with a $15 entry fee per manuscript submission. To submit online click on button below,

or mail entry and fee to

Open Chapbook Competition

Finishing Line Press

P O Box 1626

Georgetown, KY 40324


NEW DEADLINE! Postmark Deadline: October 31, 2018

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.