Yemassee 2020 Inaugural Fiction Chapbook Contest


Saturday, February 15, 2020


Entry Fees



$1,250 prize for winning submission, which will be published as a standalone chapbook through Yemassee, and 25 free copies of published chapbook included in prize.


Yemassee, a nationally recognized literary journal that has continuously published for 26 years, is offering its first Fiction Chapbook Contest for 2020.

The author of the winning fiction chapbook will receive $1,250 and 25 copies of their chapbook, which will be published as a standalone title through our press. Author input on cover art will be considered.

Details are available through Yemassee’s website ( ) or through Submittable (

The editors will select ten finalists and pass those submissions on to the guest judge. The ten finalists will receive acknowledgment.

To enter, submit one chapbook with 20-40 pages of :
a collection of short stories, a collection of flash fiction, a complete novella or novelette (no incomplete works or excerpts from larger works), a collection of both short stories and flash fiction , or a collection with a complete novella or novelette and accompanying short stories/flash fiction.

Entry fee is $18 per submission.

Only online submissions accepted through Submittable. No post or email submissions will be considered.

Contact Information

Details are available through our website ( ) or through Submittable.


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