The Snapshot Press eChapbook Awards 2017

The Snapshot Press eChapbook Awards are international annual prizes for unpublished small collections of haiku, tanka, and other short poetry.

The closing date for entries is July 31, 2017. The winners will be announced on September 30, 2017.

Award winners have their collections published online by Snapshot Press.

Previous winners are: Frances Angela, Allan Burns, Simon Chard, Margaret Chula, Susan Constable, Cherie Hunter Day, Lorin Ford, Simon Hanson, Penny Harter, Roger Jones, Carole MacRury, Beverly Acuff Momoi, Marian Olson, Kathe L. Palka, Thomas Powell, Vanessa Proctor, Kala Ramesh, Chad Lee Robinson, Cynthia Rowe, Rich Youmans, and Karina M. Young.

Entry Guidelines
and Terms and Conditions

  1. Closing date
  2. Your work
  3. Where to send your entry
  4. Entry fee
  5. Results
  6. Correspondence
  7. Adjudication
  8. Rights

1. Closing date

The closing date for entry to the Snapshot Press eChapbook Awards 2017 is July 31, 2017.

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2. Your work

Your collection should comprise of 8–24 short poems (of any genre).

Individual poems can be of any length from 1–25 lines (including any blank lines between stanzas). Prose poems (and haibun) should not exceed 200 words. Poems may be titled or otherwise.

Poems may be published or unpublished, but must not have previously appeared as, or in, a published collection.

Your manuscript should be in English and must be entirely your own work. The title of your collection should appear on every page of the manuscript.

Your name should not appear anywhere on the manuscript. A cover sheet should include your name, address, email address, and the title of the collection.

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3. Where to send your entry

Entries may be sent by email or post.

Email entries should be sent to submissions AT snapshotpress.co.uk with the subject line "eChapbook Awards – Your Name" (e.g. eChapbook Awards – Joanne Smith). Electronic manuscripts and cover sheets should be sent as MS Word or PDF files attached to the email, or everything may be sent in the body of the email.

Postal entries should be mailed to Snapshot Press, Orchard House, High Lane, Ormskirk, L40 7SL, United Kingdom. Manuscripts sent by post should be printed, typed or written legibly on one side of the paper only.

Postal entries must be postmarked on or before the closing date.

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4. Entry fee

The entry fee for the Snapshot Press eChapbook Awards is £12 or US $20.

The entry fee (for both email and postal entries) may be paid online below.

Entry fee (£12):

Entry fee (US $20):

Alternatively the entry fee may be sent by post. Please note that we can only accept cheques, postal orders and money orders in sterling; US dollar checks drawn on US banks; and sterling and US banknotes. No other forms of payment will be accepted. Payments should be made payable to Snapshot Press.

You may enter as many manuscripts as you wish provided each is accompanied by the entry fee.

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5. Results

The results will be announced on September 30, 2017.

Award winners will have their collections published online by Snapshot Press.

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6. Correspondence

Confirmation of receipt will be sent to your email address once both your entry and your entry fee have been received and processed.

We are unable to offer feedback or return manuscripts – please keep copies.

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7. Adjudication

The judges' decision is final. If, in the judges' opinion, no collection achieves a high enough standard, no Award winner will be chosen.

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8. Rights

Copyright remains with the authors. Individual poems may be published elsewhere at any time after entry, but Snapshot Press reserves the right to first publication of winning collections.

Entry to the Snapshot Press eChapbook Awards is deemed to be acceptance of these terms and conditions.

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