dancing girl press

the dancing girl press chapbook series

{about the series}

The dancing girl press chapbook series was founded in 2004 to publish and promote the work of women writers and artists. Developed initially as a print extension of the online lit zine wicked alice, the dgp series seeks to publish work that bridges the gaps between schools and poetic techniques--work that's fresh, innovative, and exciting. The press has published over 300 titles by emerging women poets in delectable handmade open-run editions. Our books are available at our website, at select indie bookstores, during Chicago area literary events, and through author readings. Also a purveyor of paper, ephemera, and vintage-inspired arts and crafts, dancing girl press & studio occasionally hosts readings, discussions and workshops related to poetics, publishing, DIY, and book arts. For more info on our mission/origins, read this...

{submission guidelines}

dgp is happy to accept manuscripts from women poets for publication in our annual chapbook series. We plan to publish a varying number of chapbooks per year chosen from the best of the manuscripts we receive.

While we do not offer a monetary prize or payment for those manuscripts chosen to be published in the series, we do offer a payment of 10 copies of the chapbook to the authors chosen. We also offer generous discount (40%) on additional copies the author may wish to purchase to sell themselves at readings and events.

Manuscripts must be between 12 and 32 pages, numbered accordingly, with only one poem per page. Due to logistical reasons, we no longer accept simultaneous submissions. We aim to keep your work no longer than three months. Please feel free to query us after that time has passed.

Submissions are accepted via e-mail as attachments in Microsoft word only. Please include "Chapbook Submission/LAST NAME" in your subject line.

Submissions are currently OPEN. Current submission period: May 1st-August 31st.

Send all submissions/correspondence to dancinggirlpress@yahoo.com