LONG LIVE BOOKS!

C&R welcomes your consideration and work!

All manuscripts in every genre are considered for publication through our full length open general submissions or one of our genre prizes. All of our books are published in print and eBooks.

Each year, C&R Press awards three $1,000 prizes for a poetry book, a novel or short story collection, and a creative nonfiction or memoir book. The winners in each genre, a shortlist, and longlist will be announced in either December of the same year or January of the next. We consider publishing runners-up and other manuscripts. Winning books will receive publication in fall 2025 for 2024 prize submissions. Prizes are an advance against royalties. Each prize winner will also receive a marketing campaign to promote the release of the book valued at $2,000. Any runners-up selected for publication will receive a standard royalty-based contract and generally will be offered publication within a 1-2 year timeline.

All prizes observe the CLMP Contest Code of Ethics. Prizes are also read blind.  Please do not include identifying info inside the manuscript, and see each genre for details. 

C&R Press is engaging our community more than ever, by seeking diverse and submerged voices, and are hosting our first post-pandemic reading at AWP 2024, we hope to host more readings and events at festivals from the Brooklyn Book Festival and the Miami Book Festival, to Decatur Book Festival, and off-site gatherings around the Book Expo, and other events and conferences as we've done in past years.

We look forward to reading your work!

Please read about our long history and some of our authors Honors, Awards & Accolades! If you'd like to see past contest awardees please visit our submissions page.


*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 6-12 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. Please feel free to inquire for non-contest submissions after 9 months by dming us through our FB or IG.

*The prize does not apply to regular submissions under consideration from past full-length open periods.  

$20.00

In 2024 C&R Press will publish 1-3 chapbooks of poetry, short stories or other types of literary or mixed work. Winter Soup Bowl Chapbooks of poetry are between 20-40 pages. Chapbooks of fiction, creative nonfiction, essays, and mixed genre work are between 25-50 pages not including front matter. Manuscript authors selected for publication receive ten copies of the book, $100 dollar honorarium, $500 social media and an ad network promotional campaign. We will also publish a short list, and longlist. Entries are open from December 23rd, 2023 until the Spring Equinox, March 21, 2024. In each chapbook series we work with an up and coming artist or graphic designer for our covers.

See our previous selections below and on our site!

We are looking for work that is developed, polished, and has a strong singular voice. We encourage emerging and established authors in the full-length manuscript process to submit their best work. We read submissions blind. C&R also observes the CLMP Contest Code of Ethics.


About C&R Press Chapbooks
The Winter Soup Bowl Chapbook Series is part of C&R Press's two annual chapbook series that includes the Summer Tide Pool Chapbook Series that is open June 20 through September 21, 2024. See our previous selections below and on our site!

Previous Selections for Winter Soup Bowl
Dinner at Las Heras, Allison A. deFreese's translation of Luciana Jazmin Coronado 2023
tommy_noun by Maurya Kerr 2022
We Face the Tremendous Meat on the Teppan by Naoko Fujimoto 2021
My Roberto Clemente by Rick Hilles 2020
The Magical Negro Reveals His Secret by Gabriel Green 2019
White Boys from Hell by Jeffrey Skinner 2018
On Inaccuracy by Joe Manning 2017
Heredity and Other Inventions by Sharona Muir 2017
A Hunger Called Music: a verse history of black music by Meredith Nnoka 2016
Ugly Love (notes from the negro side of the moon) by Earl Braggs 2016

Previous Selections for Summer Tide Pool
The Consolation of Geomtery by Alice Campbell Romano
The Ice Beneath the Earth by Brian Ascalon Roley
Rocketflower by Matthew Meade
Inside the Orb of an Oracle by Dannie Ruth
The Magical Negro Reveals His Secret by Gabriel Green
Yell by Sarah Sousa
Paleotempestology by Bertha Crombet
Atypical Cells of Undetermined Significance by Brenna Womer
Love Undefined by Jonathan Katz
Relief Map by Erin M. Bertram
cuntstruck by Kate Northrop

Long Live Books!

$30.00

$1,000 grand prize and publication for one manuscript of poetry 55-110 pages. All styles, genres, approaches, and voices are encouraged to submit. All manuscripts will be considered for standard publication. Winner, short lists, and longlists will be announced in December 2024.  The selection will also receive a promotional campaign across social media and other ad networks valued at $2000.    

 
    Submissions are read blind. We also observe the CLMP Contest Code of Ethics.

    Formatting Guidelines:  
    12 point font, Garamond or similar style, single spaced.

***please remove all identifying marks from the submission***
   Deadline: September 15, 2024

Please see our previous years prize winners announcements below!

2023 Awards List

2022 Awards List

2021 Awards List

2020 Awards List

2019 Awards List

$30.00

$1,000 grand prize and publication for a novel or short story collection. No maximum page count.  All manuscripts will be considered for standard publication in addition to the prize.  Winner, finalists, and short list will be announced in December 2024.  The selection will also receive a promotional campaign across social media and other ad networks valued at $2,000.

  Submissions are read blind. We also observe the CLMP Contest Code of Ethics.

Submission Guidelines:
  Include a short summary of the book as well as a longer synopsis (250 words max). Please include bio.
  Manuscript Formatting Guidelines:  12 point font, Garamond or similar style, Double Spaced.   
  ***please remove all identifying marks from the submission***
    Deadline: September 15, 2024

Please see our previous years prize winners announcements below!

2023 Awards List

2022 Awards List

2021 Awards List

2020 Awards List

2019 Awards List

$30.00

$1,000 grand prize and publication for a full-length manuscript of creative nonfiction or memoir including essay collections, hybrid memoirs, and other manuscripts that fit within the genres. No maximum page count.  All manuscripts are considered for standard publication as well! Winner, finalists, and short list will be announced in December 2024. The selection will also receive a promotional campaign across social media and other ad networks valued at $2,000.
 

Submissions are read blind. We also observe the CLMP Contest Code of Ethics.

Submission Guidelines:
  Include a short summary of the book as well as a longer synopsis (250 words max). Please include bio.

  Formatting Guidelines:  12 point font, Garamond or similar style, Double Spaced.   
  ***please remove all identifying marks from the submission***
 Extended Deadline: September 15, 2023

Please see our previous years prize winners announcements below!

2023 Awards List

2022 Awards List

2021 Awards List

2020 Awards List

2019 Awards List

$30.00

C&R Press is open for submissions of full length manuscripts in every genre for our 2024 and 2025 catalogs (And Beyond). We're looking for: novels, poetry, short story collections, creative nonfiction, memoir, essay, experimental and hybrid work -- work that is interesting, tells a story, or is unusual in some capacity, well crafted, and has a voice and perspective. We're also looking for really strong genre work for 2024 and beyond!

We've published over 100 books and you can read aboutu our History, and some of our author's Honors, Awards, and Accolades HERE!

  • Historically, C&R Press has published 6-12 books across all genres each year, though this may vary in any given year according to our catalog, editorial schedule, and other factors.
  • For Novels and memoirs, please include a synopsis.
  • See our bookstore for current and upcoming titles HERE!

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LONG LIVE BOOKS!

C&R Press