2019 Poetry Chapbook Submission Guidelines

Submissions Guidelines

2019 Nebraska Writers Guild Chapbook


Submission Deadline - April 1, 2019



  1. Both Nebraska Writers Guild Members and persons who are not members are eligible to submit entries. Authors do not have to be residing in Nebraska.
  1. Entries can be in any style and on any subject related to the theme.
  1. Entries must be in English and may not be translations.
  1. Simultaneous submissions will happily be accepted, so long as you show us the courtesy of letting us know that it has been submitted elsewhere, and withdraw your submission promptly if your work is accepted by another publication.

What We Are Not Accepting:

We try to be open about the content we select. However, we are unlikely to accept:

  1. Explicit Content
  2. Previously- published work.

Other Things You Should Know:

  1.  No alterations can be made to a poem once it has been submitted.
  1. Once entered, poems cannot be withdrawn from the competition. It is regretted that no entries can be returned, so keep a copy of your work.
  1. No entry fee(s) can be refunded.
  1. Winners may be requested to provide a biography and photograph for use as part of subsequent publicity for the chapbook or future requests for submission.
  1. No acknowledgement of receipt of poems will be given unless requested.

How to Submit:

  1. Complete all lines on the entry form and copy and paste it into the body of an email. Only two entry forms per poet will be accepted (for a maximum of six poems).
  1. Print the Rights Agreement, fill in the blanks, and sign the form. Then scan the form and attach it to your entry form email or mail it to:

2019 NWG Poetry Chapbook

642 N. Broadwell Avenue

Grand Island, NE 68803

(no poem will be submitted to the readers until the Rights Agreement has been received)

  1. Maximum of three poems may be submitted with the entry form. Each poem must be no more than 3 pages in length, 12 pt, Times New Roman, 1.0 to 1.5 line spacing. No line may be more than 3¾ inches in length. Only standard punctuation and placers acceptable. No photos or emoticons allowed though suggested black and white art may be considered.
  1. Only electronic entries will be accepted. Each poem must be attached as a separate document. Poems must not include the author’s name. The name will only be on the entry form.
  1. Failure to follow these submission guidelines or to send immediate payment will result in your entries not being processed. We cannot do formatting to correct your errors or omissions.
  1. Poems will not be submitted to the selection committee until payment is received.

$15.00 Fee Per Submission Form:

Our preferred payment is by PayPal at:

Select “Send Money”

Click on “Pay for Goods and Services”

Enter nebraskawritersguild@gmailcom

Enter amount to be paid

In “Add Note” enter 2019 NWG Poetry Chapbook

(If you must pay by mail, on the check state Poetry Chapbook Submission and

send your check to:

Nebraska Writers Guild Treasurer

803 West 8th Street

North Platte, NE 69101)

Contact Us:

For questions or clarification on any topic, please contact us at nwgpoetrychapbook2019@gmail.com.


For Selection Criteria - Click Here.

For submission Form - Click here.