In the spring of 2016 we launched Open Country Press. The press’ mission is to publish high quality and dynamic literary books. Click here to learn the story of our first publication at Open Country Press, Verde Que Te Quiero Verde: Poems after Federico Garcia Lorca, which can be purchased here
Ends on September 30, 2017$20.00
Open to any poet writing in English. Please submit a chapbook of original poems, 20-30 pages. Submissions will be read blind. The final five chapbooks will be forwarded to the contest judge, Michael Earl Craig. Open Country is looking for fresh, artfully constructed chapbooks. Please check out our books at before you submit. The winner will receive $500 and 10 author copies.
Include a cover sheet with the title of your chapbook, any acknowledgements, your name, email and phone number. Do not include your name in the body of the chapbook. The finalists will be notified in November of 2017 and the winner will be notified in December of 2017.