Slope Editions was created by Ethan Paquin and Christopher Janke in 2001 with the same goal in mind as the online literary journal Slope - to present readers a fine and eclectic array of poetry being written in English today. Each year, we will release several well-chosen and stylistically diverse softcover, perfect-bound books that defy convention and categorization.
Slope Editions represents the first major print publishing offshoot of an established online literary journal. We are excited at this distinction, and at the possibilities before us in both e- and paper media. We also believe the Web to be the most convenient place for our audience to access and purchase our authors' work.
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University of Massachusetts Amherst
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To present readers with an eclectic array of poetry being written today, especially that which defies categorization.
Each year we hold a contest (with guest judge) for full length poetry manuscripts. Fees for contest are $25, and submissions are read blind. Details:
Eligibility: Any American poet writing in English is eligible, unless that person has a close personal or professional relationship with the judge and/or Slope Editions staff. Past or current students of the judge are ineligible to enter; entry fees will be returned in these cases. Any manuscript that has appeared or is forthcoming as a printed book, e-book, or chapbook will NOT be considered. Please do not include your name or any personal information anywhere on the manuscript. Manuscripts that are not blinded will not be read.
Submission Formats & Fees:
We are no longer accepting paper submissions.
Electronic ($25): 40 to 90 pages as formatted in standard 8 &1/2 by 11 MS Word or PDF document submitted through Submittable. Your name should not appear anywhere within your manuscript. Please include a title page with book title only, a table of contents, and an acknowledgements page with manuscript. $25 entry fee, payable through Submittable, must accompany all submissions.
Submit here: http://slopeeditions.submittable.com/submit
Notification: We do NOT accept notification SASEs or postcards. Please check the Slope Editions website for announcement of contest winner. Notification SASEs or postcards will NOT be returned.
Revisions: The winner will be able to revise his/her manuscript before publication. No revisions will be considered during the reading period.
We also hold an annual chapbook contest, with similar guidelines but with a lower fee, no guest judge, and no blinded submissions. This year instead of the chapbook contest, we are holding an open reading period for full-length poetry manuscripts.
Accepts unsolicited submissions?
Number of Books Published per Year
1-2 (with intermittent chapbooks or special projects depending on the year)
Titles in Print
Average Print Run