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Buttonhook Press

An imprint of OPEN: Journal of Arts & Letters

OPEN: Journal of Arts & Letters (O:JA&L) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation registered in California, USA.

Open call for chapbook submissions:

Flash fiction or flash nonfiction

O:JA&L will consider chapbook collections of 20 (minimum) to 36 (maximum) pages of flash discourse, fiction or nonfiction, with no single work longer than 1000 words. Submitters should include an acknowledgments page if any individual works have been previously published. An acknowledgments page is not included as part of the page count.

Submit the manuscript as a single document. Begin each individual title on a new page. .docx files are preferred. Follow other general O:JA&L guidelines that may apply.

Use a cover letter that contains all contact information and includes a professional biography in third person of up to 100 words.

Simultaneous submissions are accepted with the understanding that notice to O:JA&L will be prompt if a MS is accepted elsewhere. To ensure processing by the correct editors, the subject line or cover letter should include the words “Annual Call for Submissions: buttonhook chapbook.”

No reading fees apply. “Expedited” consideration is available for a fee.


Chapbooks accepted for publication will be released to readers as free PDFs through the O:JA&L website and will enjoy limited distribution as O:JA&L subscriber premiums. No ISBNs will be associated with these titles. Copyright for the PDF versions of these chapbooks will reside permanently with O:JA&L’s Buttonhook Press and other rights will be reserved on behalf of each author. 

Submissions open February 1.  Submissions close December 1.

We use Submittable to accept and review our submissions.