The 2024 Michigan Writers Cooperative Press Chapbook Contest is open for submissions Sept. 1, 2023 through Nov. 30, 2023. Poetry, short story collections, and works of creative nonfiction will be considered.
Judges will be posted soon.
To enter the contest, you must be a current member of Michigan Writers who has not had a full-length book of fiction, poetry, or creative nonfiction published. Authors of chapbooks published through presses other than Michigan Writers Cooperative Press (MWCP) are eligible to enter.
Submit your work here:
To join Michigan Writers (required to submit):
Student membership: $20
Regular membership: $40
Winners will be announced in the spring of 2024.
Here are the complete eligibility guidelines:
• You were one of several contributors to an edited collection.
• You have a chapbook published through a press other than MWCP.
• You were the editor of an essay, story, or poetry collection published by a juried press.
• You have had one or more poems published in a regional or national literary journal.
• You have had one or more short stories published in a regional or national literary journal.
• You have a textbook published.
• You have never had anything published.
• You have self-published a book in a literary genre.
• You were one of two co-authors of an essay collection published by a juried press.
• You have a full-length book of poems, short stories, or essays published by a juried, cooperative, commercial, or university press.
• You had a novel or memoir published by a press.
• You are a board member or the spouse or child of a MWCP or Michigan Writers, Inc. board member.
• You are an adjudicator or volunteer for MWCP or Michigan Writers, Inc.
• You have served on the Michigan Writers, Inc. board of directors in the past twelve months.