Stethoscope Press Chapbook Series Seeks Submissions!

Submit to the Stethoscope Press Chapbook Series for the 2010-2011 academic year!  What’s a chapbook?: It’s a short collection of work (often written, but not necessarily) usually by the same author/s. (For our purposes, in the neighborhood of 2/3 stories/essays, 10/12 poems/drawings, etc.)

When are the submissions due?: We are having rolling submissions until October 31st, but if you have a project, send it along as soon as you can. Submit to stethoscopepress@gmail or Wesbox 90336.

Do I need to submit a completed project?: No. Please send 1/2 stories/essays, 5/7 poems/drawings or about half of whatever else you would like to submit and a paragraph describing where you think the work is going. If you don’t have half, send us what you have and explain what you want to do.

Do I have to work on it by myself?: Nope. Two and three person projects are absolutely welcome.

Will you help me work on it?: Yes. The Steth editorial staff will work with you throughout the year on your chapbook until everyone feels ready for it to go to print. (Think about it as a personal writing workshop for your project.)

Do I get to keep any of my books?: Yes. You get 25 author copies upon publication.

Why are you publishing chapbooks instead of making cheese or refitting window frames?: We’re making chapbooks in an effort to help writers/artists to develop their work and to get it out there in longer format publications than a literary magazine can accommodate. If you’ve been working on your writing/artwork for a while and would like to have a solid product to be able to give people and say “this is my work,” then you should think about publishing a chapbook in the series.

Can I be on the editorial staff?: Yes. Come to our second meeting on Monday, October 11th at 9 PM in Allbritton 004.

Summary: Stethoscope will have rolling admissions until October 31st. Submit to stethoscopepress@gmail or Wesbox 90336. If you have a project, send it along as soon as you can. If you are interested in joining the editorial staff, come to the next meeting on Monday, October 11th at 9 PM in Allbritton 004.

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