Digital chapbooks of prose poems.
Manuscripts should be submitted as either a Word (.doc) file or a rich text file (.rtf) attached to an e-mail that serves as your cover letter. Do not send a .pdf file. Be sure to provide contact information.
The manuscript should contain a title page, a table of contents, and a brief author's bio. It should also include a statement of artistic or writing philosophy. If your manuscript is accepted for publication, this will serve as the introduction. Each prose poem should be on its own separate page. It isn't necessary for the prose poems to form a series or sequence, but a common theme or style or structure would be a plus.
We would prefer prose poems that are previously unpublished. If any of the poems have been published, include an acknowledgment page with the manuscript. Please don't send manuscripts unless most of the poems are unpublished.
Our definition of prose poem leans more toward poetry than prose. We appreciate energy, daring, humor (particularly of the black or ironic kind), and freshness. We admire the prose poems of Rimbaud, Elke Erb, Russell Edson, and Charles Simic.
We're only looking for prose poems.
We read manuscripts in this six-month period: June-November. If you are visiting us outside our reading period, you may go ahead and submit and expect to hear back from us after we start our reading period in June. Or you can make a note to submit during the reading period. Thanks!
White Knuckle seeks chapbook manuscripts of 10-12 prose poems for digital publication. See full guidelines at www.whiteknucklepress.com.
Your White Knuckle Editors are Dale Wisely & Howie Good.