In July 2018, Howie Good and Dale Wisely became editors of Unbroken (www.unbrokenjournal.com), a quarterly journal of prose poetry along with its sister publication, Unlost (found poetry.) As a result, we have decided to make the White Knuckle chapbook series invitation-only.
We encourage you to submit your work to Unbroken. We'll be on the look-out for authors whose work we want to solicit for a WKP chapbook. Also, if your work is accepted into at least two issues of Unbroken, you will be welcome to inquire about a possible chapbook submission. Just email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Digital chapbooks of prose poems. White Knuckle is our series of digital chapbooks, brought to you by some of the people behind Right Hand Pointing.
We seek chapbook manuscripts of 10-12 prose poems, typically no longer than 101 words each, for digital publication.
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.
Submit via our Submittable page at this link.
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 We would prefer prose poems that are previously unpublished.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 Please don't send manuscripts unless most of the poems are unpublished.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.
For us, prose poems do not include line breaks. We say that because we get a number of submissions of poems with line breaks. We don't consider those for this publication.
NOTE: We have received a number of submissions of poems which aren't prose poems. We're only looking for prose poems.
We gotta fever, and the only cure is prose poems.
If we offer to publish your work, we reserve the right to set some conditions. For example, we occasionally suggest new titles. We will consult and collaborate with the author on the title and the design, but we reserve the right to make the final decision regarding these. In the event that an author finds the title and design unacceptable, he or she may withdraw his or her work at any time. That said, our goal is always to end up with a presentation of your work that makes you proud.
We announce digital chapbooks via the Right Hand Pointing/White Knuckle email list. Subscribe here. We'll also post it on our Facebook pages.