Tuesday, 28 October 2014

2014 Coal Hill Chapbook Prize!

We are now accepting submissions for our 2014 Coal Hill Chapbook Prize! The winner receives publication and $1,000. For more information please visit our submissions’ page.

The winner of the 2013 Coal Hill Chapbook Prize is The Welter of Me and You by Peter Schireson of Stanford, California. The chapbook is now available for purchase! You can read a selection of Peter’s work here, Volume 14 of The Review.

There were approximately 300 submissions to the contest, and the editors were impressed by the overall quality of the submissions.


Coal Hill Review is interested in a wide range of poetry. We ask that all submissions come through our annual contest. Please review our previous issues and the guidelines carefully before submitting.

Annual Poetry Chapbook Contest Guidelines
Submission period: August 1st – November 1st
Reading fee: $20, may be paid through our PayPal account or by check or money order made out to Autumn House Press
Manuscript length: 12-20 pages
Please include with manuscript: Cover letter, Table of Contents, Acknowledgments of previously published poems, SASE
Simultaneous submissions permitted (*Please inform immediately of publication elsewhere)
Paper submissions mail to the address:

Autumn House Press
Coal Hill Review Chapbook Contest
PO Box 60100
Pittsburgh, PA 15211
Electronic submissions send to reviewcoalhill@gmail.com

The final judge of the competition is Michael Simms, Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Autumn House Press. Winner receives publication and $1,000. We’ll be notifying the finalists in November of this year via email, and the winner will then be posted on the Coal Hill Review homepage by December 1st. *Unfortunately, at this time we are not able to notify each entry individually, but be sure to check our website for contest updates.*

All finalists will be considered for publication in our online Winter issue of The Review.

NB: No MS will be returned.

*Coal Hill Review is a member of CLMP and adheres to their code of ethics.

For further questions, feel free to email cstroud@autumnhouse.org.

Pay the reading fee through PayPal here:

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