The Push [START] to Begin Chapbook Contest

Between July 1 and December 31, 2015, Cartridge Lit will be accepting submissions of chapbook-length collections of fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and hybrid work inspired by video games for its first contest: The Push [START] to Begin Chapbook Contest.

For fiction or non-fiction submissions, a word count between 5,000 and 20,000 is preferable. For poetry, 10 to 30 poems is best, depending on their length. In general, try to keep standard format manuscripts (Times New Roman, 12pt font, 1” margins, double-spaced when appropriate) to less than 30 pages. For longer work, or work that doesn’t necessarily fit into these categories, feel free to query first to

The winner will receive publication in the form of a digital chapbook (see our previous chapbooks as examples) and a cash prize of $150, along with 100% of the donations given by readers.

There is no entry fee to submit—all chapbooks submissions sent between July 1 and December 31 will be considered for the contest.

Submit via Submittable.