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The A3 Press: Chapbook Submission

The A3 Press: Chapbook Submission


You can also submit your chapbook via our Submittable page here.

The A3 Press publishes chapbooks of prose, poetry and art. We're open for submissions until the 10th of December 2019.

Do you have a series of poems or short stories, or maybe a long story that can be spread out over several pages? How about a short play in 12 parts or scenes, or even 12 very short plays? Do you have a combination of drawings and short stories? Or poems and photographs? Or maybe 12 drawings or photographs without text that would fit into our A3 map-fold format?

Think of us as a place for work that might struggle to find a traditional home, work that's lyrical and intense, a bit weird, perhaps, hybrid, experimental. We also welcome work that's traditionally beautiful. We like work that is urgent, that says something about what it's like to be alive at this point in history.

Click here to see some of our current titles.

We publish around 10 new titles every year. Each title receives individual care. As we do with all our publications, we want The A3 Press' titles to be intriguing objects as well as inspiring and thought-provoking reads. We work closely with our writers and artists throughout the editing process, and make sure the design, paper, and packaging are relevant to each title.

We encourage you to consider the A3 format of our publications when sending us work. Our chapbooks look like maps, so you might want to send us work that is structured around a journey, or work about getting lost (or found). Each chapbook has about 14 panels, some of which may be taken up by images.

DEADLINE: 10 December 2019. A shortlist will be announced on the 5th of January, and the winning titles will be announced on the 1st of February.

The submission fee ensures that we can design and print our titles to the highest standards, and most importantly, it means we can pay our artists and writers. The selected titles will each receive £200 and 10 copies of their title. We welcome collaborative work, though payment of £200 is per title. Previously published work is acceptable, though not if your work has been published in its entirety.

Once you have paid your submission fee, please send your work and a brief cover letter to

Any queries can be sent to the same email address or via this form.

We look forward to seeing your work.