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NO FEE Chapbook Publishers and other Chapbook Listings

The individual listings below are the chapbook publishers I found which do not charge submission fees, reading fees, or contest fees. The majority of chapbooks are published via contests and do typically require a fee from $10 – $25. Research each market thoroughly and make sure submitting is worth the fee. Many will provide prize money along with several copies of the chapbook for you to sell and otherwise promote your work.

chapbook reviewThe Chapbook Review is a great resource for all things related to chapbooks–including listings for:

They also provide online forms to add listings to their database, including your own published chapbooks.

The following two links are listings of chapbook publishers in general. As mentioned above, most will require a fee.


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NO FEE Chapbook Publishers - Individual Listings

Anvil Press

Restrictions: Canadian residents only, Postal submissions only

Submission Fees: None

Reading Periods: Always Open

Notes: "Anvil Press is a literary publisher interested in contemporary, progressive literature in all genres. We must stress that we are a small publisher, publishing 8 to 10 titles per year. In general, we are planning at least 12 months in advance and, at present, are only considering work by Canadian authors. We are not interested in seeing formulaic genre novels: Sci-Fi, Horror, Romance etc."


Underground Voices

Submissions Fees: None

Reading Periods: Always Open

Notes: "Can be a novel, a collection of shorts, a collection of poetry, or a novella. Poetry manuscripts must be a minimum of 65 pages and novella manuscripts must be a minimum of roughly 35,000 words. . . . We will be happy to publish e-books for works shorter than 35,000 words (chapbooks, 5-10 short story collections, etc)."


Solid Objects

Submissions Fees: None

Reading Periods: Always Open

Notes: "SOLID OBJECTS is a publisher of fiction, poetry, drama, and nonfiction. It was founded in 2010 and is based in New York City." Email submission to


Palettes & Quills

Restrictions: Poetry Only

Submissions Fees: None

Reading Periods: Always Open

Notes: "Founded in 2002, Palettes & Quills is devoted to the celebration and expansion of the literary and visual arts, offering both commissioned and consulting services. It works to support beginning and emerging writers and artists to expand their knowledge, improve their skills, and connect to other resources in the community.  Further, Palettes & Quills seeks to increase the public’s awareness and appreciation of these arts through education, advocacy, hands-on program assistance, and functioning as a small literary press."

Duotrope: not listed

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