2019 Backbone Press Chapbook Competition

The submission period for this contest has ended. Through the COVID-19 pandemic, we are committed in our efforts to publish diverse, engaging work. Please note, our timeframe may be affected and slower than usual. We hope to announce the winner of the 2019 Chapbook Contest by June. Along with hospital and hospitality personnel, artists and writers are in our deepest thoughts as we navigate this human crisis. Be well and continue your important literary work.


The Backbone Press Chapbook Competition is funded, in part, by the Durham Arts Council.