Blood Pudding Press is accepting submissions for its second poetry chapbook contest!

Chapbook manuscript submissions for this contest will be accepted from September 3, 2012 – October 15, 2012 – with winners to be announced within the late October or early November timeframe (ideally, winners shall be announced circa Halloween).

Three semi-finalists and two winners will be chosen and announced. 

Each of the two winners will have their chapbook published and will receive thirteen free copies of their chapbook.

Of the two winning chapbooks chosen, one will be published in late 2012 (most likely mid-December) and one will be published in early 2013 (January or February). 

There is a $5.00 entry fee per manuscript for entering this contest; these entry fees will be used to purchase supplies for publishing and designing the winning chapbooks. The fee is payable to the editor’s Paypal account at Julietcoo@gmail.com (although this is by far the preferred form of payment, if you do not know how to pay this way or if you would like to make an alternative payment arrangement, you may contact the editor via that email address).

After paying your entry fee, please email your collection of poems to Julietcoo@gmail.com. Please write BPP Chapbook Contest – (your name) in the subject line.  Include your manuscript title, your name, your contact data, and a brief bio in the body of your email – and then your manuscript itself can either be included in the body or attached as a Microsoft Word Doc or Docx.

Blood Pudding Press will consider poetry chapbook collections of 10-25 poems (approximately 15-30 pages). Some of the poems may be previously published, but the collection as a whole should not have been published elsewhere before.  I will consider individual chapbooks and collaborative chapbooks by 2 different writers.  See the Blood Pudding Press online shop at http://www.etsy.com/shop/BloodPuddingPress and/or the Blood Pudding Press blog at http://bloodyooze.blogspot.com/ for more information about the press’s sensibilities and design style. 

A bit more Blood Pudding press information can be perused below.

If you have any particular questions or concerns, please feel free to ask or let me know.

Best, Juliet Cook, Blood Pudding Press


Blood Pudding Press enjoys offerings that ooze like creamy innards of questionable dessert products and discolored flesh. Visible nipples. Sharp things, shiny things, furry things, fun things, and unapologetic things.  Railroad track debris and purring pussies. Messy, but not uncooked. Strangely-baked, sexy, queasy, volatile. Icing bags, scars, deep sea creatures, love, lust, longing, burlesque, grotesque, flirty and at least a little bit improper...

The two winning chapbooks created as a result of the first Blood Pudding Press contest were ‘At the night, the dead’ by Lisa Ciccarello and ‘The Spare Room’ by Dana Guthrie Martin (the three runner ups were Nicole Steinberg, Donald Dunbar, and John Rocco).  

Other poets published by Blood Pudding Press have included Kyle Simonsen, Letizia Merello, Christine Hamm, Kristy Bowen, Kenneth Pobo, Michalle Gould, Misti Rainwater-Lites, Adam Fieled , Brooklyn Copeland, Gina Abelkop, Jenny Sadre-Orafai, Melissa Culbertson, Nathan Logan, Nicole Cartwright Denison, Peg Duthie, Susan Slaviero,  Rebecca Loudon, Daniela Olszewska, Rachel Kendall, J.R. Pearson, Jayne Pupek, Melissa Severin, Donora Hillard, Sean Kilpatrick, Derek Motion, T.A. Noonan, Jill Alexander Essbaum, Matina Stamatakis and many more. 

The two most recently published Blood Pudding Press chapbooks were ‘Letters From Room 27 of the Grand Midway Hotel’ by Margaret Bashaar and the collective chapbook, ‘Fainting Couch Idioglossia’, offering individual and collaborative poems by Margaret Bashaar, Kelly Boyker, Daniel M. Shapiro, Jessy Randall, Suzanne Grazyna, Kathy Burkett, Douglas Burkett, PoetJoe H. Gallagher, Juliet Cook, and Michael Smith.

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