Desert Pavilion Chapbook Series in Poetry

Submission guidelines

Submission period: September 20 - November 1, 2021

The MFA program in Creative Writing at the University of Nevada, Reno, in collaboration with Black Rock Press, invites submissions to the third annual Desert Pavilion Chapbook Series in Poetry. This year we are open to debut chapbooks from poets/writers who have not previously published either a chapbook or full-length book.

The 2022 judge is Raquel Gutiérrez.

We are looking for work that is adventurous and engaged. If you think you’re writing poetry, then we probably agree. Individual lyrics, prose poems, lyrical sentences, books in sequence, long poems: yes.

Desert Pavilion is committed to reflecting the diversity of contemporary writing. We encourage submissions from BIPOC, LGTBQIA, immigrant and other underrepresented voices.

Please submit an unpublished manuscript between 15 - 25 pages in length. Individual poems may have been previously published, but the work as a whole must be unpublished.

Fee: 10$

Chapbooks will be printed in a limited edition of 100.

Do not include any identifying information in your manuscript, including name, identifying details, or publication acknowledgements. Please copy and paste your submission fee receipt in the cover letter box in the Duosuma submission form.

All manuscripts will be read anonymously.

For more information, please contact Jared Stanley or AB Gorham.

2021 past recipient

Paul Ebenkamp, Late Hiss, selected by Nicholas Gulig

2020 past recipient

Jorrell Watkins, If Only the Sharks Would Bite, selected by Aimee Nezkukumatathil