Blood Pudding Press is Now Accepting Poetry Chapbook Submissions for 2015!


Blood Pudding Press is seeking two new poetry chapbooks to publish in 2015.

Before submitting your poetry innards for consideration, please read the details below to garner an idea of our desires.

Blood Pudding Press is an itty bitty indie press handled by one woman (poet/publisher/artist Juliet Cook) and does not particularly care whether or not other poets are academic, non-academic, indie writers or part of any specific writing scene, as long as they are active in their own way – and passionately entwined in artistic creation, writing, and reading (more than just their own poetry).

Blood Pudding Press cares about poetic individuals (and collaborators) with their own unique writing stylistics and experimentation. The press is open to different styles, but some of its primary interests involve mind and body, personal exploration, oddly emotional, confessional, dark/light hybrids, abstract art, quirks, contemporary horror alterations, kinky amalgamations, grotesque treats, and volatile hybrids.

Blood Pudding Press likes the number 3 (and 13) so…

Blood Pudding Press will consider poetry collections of 13-23 poems (less than 30 pages please). Some of the poems may be previously published, but the collection as a whole should not have been published elsewhere before.  We will delightfully consider individual chapbooks and collaborative chapbooks by 2 or 3 different writers. 

If this piques your interest, here are the details of entering the Blood Pudding Press contest:

-Submissions will be accepted from November 20, 2014 through December 20, 2014.

- At least three finalists and two winners will be chosen.  Each of the two winners will have their chapbooks published and will receive thirteen free copies of their chapbook.

-There is a $5.00 entry fee per manuscript for entering this contest; this entry fee money 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 (just log into Paypal, click on 'Send & Request' at the top of the page, click on 'Pay for goods or services' and then enter the email address of Julietcoo@gmail.com and the amount of $5.00).  Although Paypal is the preferred form of payment, if you do not have a Paypal account and/or would rather pay by check, you may contact the editor via that email address.

-After paying your entry fee, please email your collection of poems to Julietcoo@gmail.comPlease write BPP Chapbook Contest – (your name) in the subject line.  Include your manuscript title, your name, your contact info, and a brief bio in the body of your email.  Attach the manuscript itself as a Microsoft Word Doc or Docx.

-The winners will be announced sometime in January 2015.  The first winning chapbook will most likely be published in early March.  The second winning chapbook will most likely be published in late May or early June.

For more information about Blood Pudding Press’s sensibilities and design style, you can peruse the Blood Pudding Press online shop at http://www.etsy.com/shop/BloodPuddingPress and please consider purchasing a chapbook or two or three.

You may also peruse the Blood Pudding Press blog at http://bloodyooze.blogspot.com/.

A bit more information about who has been published by Blood Pudding Press in the past can also be viewed below.

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

Best, Juliet Cook, Blood Pudding Press


The three winning chapbooks created in 2014, as a result of last year's contest were "House on Fire" by Susan Yount, "Stick Up" by Paul David Adkins, and "They Talk About Death" by Alessandra Bava. (The three finalists were  Jay Sizemore, Donavon Davidson, and Kelly Andrews). All three of those 2014 chapbooks can be further perused and/or purchased at the Blood Pudding Press shop, here -http://www.etsy.com/shop/BloodPuddingPress.

The two winning chapbooks created in 2013 were “RENEGADE//HEART” by Lisa M. Cole and “Poking through the Fabric of the Light that Formed Us: Songs and Stories to Read in the Mirror” by Lora Bloom.  (The three finalists were Paula Cary, Allie Marini Batts, and Paul David Adkins – and the first finalist's chapbook was also published by Blood Pudding Press, “Sister, Blood and Bone” by Paula Cary).  All three of those 2013 chapbooks can be further perused and/or purchased at the Blood Pudding Press shop, here -http://www.etsy.com/shop/BloodPuddingPress.

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

Other poets published by Blood Pudding Press have included Gina Abelkop, Margaret Bashaar, Kristy Bowen, Kelly Boyker, Jill Alexander Essbaum, Suzanne Grazyna, Christine Hamm, Sean Kilpatrick, Misti Rainwater-Lites, Rebecca Loudon,  T.A. Noonan, Daniela Olszewska,  J.R. Pearson, Kenneth Pobo, Jayne Pupek, Jenny Sadre-Orafai,  Daniel M. Shapiro, Susan Slaviero, and many more.   

Thirteen Myna Birds is the online oddly haunted little sister of Blood Pudding Press, has published numerous different writers, and is always accepting submissions - http://13myna.blogspot.com/

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