C&R Press will award three $1,000 prizes for a poetry book, a novel or short story collection, and a creative non-fiction or memoir book. The  winners in each genre, a runner-up, and a short list will be announced  in January 2020. We will also consider publishing runners-up on a case by case basis. Winning books and potential runners-up will receive publication in fall 2020. Each prize winner will also receive a marketing campaign to promote the release of the book valued at $1000.

All manuscripts are considered for publication. 

All prizes follow CLMP practice guidelines and are read  blind.  

The prize does not apply to regular submissions already under consideration.  


C&R Press is engaging our community more than ever, by seeking diverse and submerged voices, hosting readings and events at festivals from the Brooklyn Book Festival and the Miami Book Festival, to Sewanee and the Texas Book Festival, and off-site gatherings at AWP.

We look forward to seeing your work!

*Please note that for work we've classified In Progress we do not allow edits or changes to the manuscript. 

*For non-prize full length fiction, memoir, essays and other manuscripts we can take 6-18 months to respond, in some cases faster and in some longer. Our policy is to give manuscripts that have strong, though not unanimous support, multiple chances to be selected across several reading periods. We welcome inquiries and ask for patience. We are giving each work the read through and consideration it deserves.

Each summer C&R Press publishes 1-3 perfect bound chapbooks of poetry, short stories or other types of literary and hybrid work. Winter Soup Bowl Chapbooks are between 20-45 pages of material not including front and back matter. Selection(s) receive ten copies of the book, a $100 honorarium and a hosted reading in Brooklyn, NYC. Entries are open from the winter solstice,  December 21st to the vernal equinox, March 20th each year. 

We look for work that is developed and has a strong singular voice. We encourage emerging and established authors to submit their best work. 


C&R PRESS CHAPBOOKS

2018

Yell by Sarah Sousa - Forthcoming Summer 2019

Paleotemptestology by Bertha Crombet - https://www.crpress.org/shop/paleotempestology

White Boys from Hell by Jeffrey Skinner - https://www.crpress.org/shop/whiteboysfromhell

Atypical Cells of Undetermined Significance by Brenna Womer - https://www.crpress.org/shop/atypicalcells

2017

Heredity and Other Inventions by Sharona Muir - https://www.crpress.org/shop/heredity

On Inaccuracy by Joe Manning - https://www.crpress.org/shop/oninaccuracy

2016

Cuntstruck by Kate Northrop - https://www.crpress.org/shop/cuntstruck

Relief Map by Erin M. Bertram - https://www.crpress.org/shop/reliefmap

Love Undefined by Jonathan Katz - https://www.crpress.org/shop/loveundefined

Notes from the Negro Side of the Moon by Earl Braggs - https://www.crpress.org/shop/ugly-love

A Hunger Called Music: A Verse History in Black Music by Meredith Nnoka - https://www.crpress.org/shop/a-hunger-called-music

$1,000 grand prize and publication for one manuscript of poetry 55-110 pages. All styles, genres, approaches, and voices are encouraged to submit. Other manuscripts may also be chosen for publication. Winner, finalists, and short list will be announced in January 2020.  

Deadline is September 30, 2019

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$1,000 grand prize and publication for a novel or short story collection. No maximum page count. Other manuscripts may also be chosen for publication. Winner, runner up, and a short list will be announced in January 2020.

Deadline September 30, 2019


$1,000 grand prize and publication for a full-length manuscript of creative non-fiction or memoir includes (essay collections, hybrid memoirs, and other manuscripts that fit within the genres.) No maximum page count. Other manuscripts may also be chosen for publication. Winner, finalists, and short list will be announced in January 2020.  


Deadline September 30, 2019

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