3rd Annual Backbone Press Chapbook Competition

We are now accepting submissions to our annual chapbook contest. A prize of $250 and publication by Backbone Press along with 25 author copies is given to the winner. Iain Haley Pollock will judge. Submit a manuscript of 20 to 30 pages with a $15 entry fee by March 5, 2021. All manuscripts must be submitted via Submittable.


About the Judge:

Iain Haley Pollock is the author of two poetry collections, Ghost, Like a Place (Alice James Books, 2018), which was nominated for an NAACP Image Award, and Spit Back a Boy, winner of the 2010 Cave Canem Poetry Prize. Individual poems have appeared in American Poetry Review, The Baffler, and The New York Times Magazine. Pollock teaches English at Rye Country Day School in Rye, NY, and is a member of the poetry faculty at the Solstice MFA program of Pine Manor College. He also serves as poetry editor at Solstice Literary Magazine.


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