Hermeneutic Chaos Press runs an open chapbook period twice per year– from May 1 – June 30, and from December 1 – January 31. They typically select around 6-7 chapbooks for publication during each reading period. There is NO READING FEE.
Their chapbooks are produced as open editions and are hand sewn. All the authors receive 10 authors copies and some chapbooks from their catalog as payment. Authors can also purchase additional author copies at cost.
I should also mention that the editors are personable and kind. They are known for sending out some of the nicest rejections in the industry.
DEADLINE: June 30, 2016
PAYMENT: 10 authors copies and some chapbooks from their catalog as payment. Authors can also purchase additional author copies at cost.
READING FEES: None
FORMS: Poetry, prose, hybrid
NOTES: Chapbooks are open edition (never out of stock) and hand sewn.
You can also submit to their journal, for which submissions are always open and offers a quick response time of about ten days or less. “We look for beautifully crafted narrative mindscapes that move us with their linguistic, emotional expanse and powerful imagery, We wish to witness the manner in which the absence finds its presence by wringing the silence. All this, however, with a certain aesthetic humility.”
DEADLINE: Always open
SUBMISSION FEES: None
FORMS: Poetry, fiction (3,000 words max), and artwork
NOTES: Quick response time, “we do our best to respond to the submissions within 10 days, usually much sooner.”
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