Buttonhook Press Annual call for chapbooks of Experimental Discourse

O:JA&L's Buttonhook Press will consider chapbook collections of 20 (minimum) to 44 (maximum) pages of Experimental Discourse with no individual title in the submission to exceed 2100 words. 

Submitters should include a table of contents and if any individual works have been previously published, an acknowledgments page. The acknowledgments page, the table of contents, and any dedication page should be included as part of the page count.  

Submit the manuscript as a single document. Begin each individual title on a new page within the document. .docx files are preferred. Follow other general O:JA&L guidelines that may apply. Simultaneous submissions are accepted in this category with the understanding that O:JA&L will be notified promptly if a piece under consideration here is accepted elsewhere.  

Previously published works are not accepted.  

A cover letter should include the writer's contact information, the title of the work and its category (fiction or nonfiction), and the writer's professional biography of up to 100 words in third person.  O:JA&L and its imprint Buttonhook Press claims first international rights, first North American rights, first Australian rights, and the right to archive in perpetuity the accepted chapbook on its website.  

No reading fees apply.

“Expedited” consideration is not available in this category.    

Conditions: Chapbooks accepted for publication will be released to readers as free PDFs through the O:JA&L website and will enjoy limited distribution via Patreon as O:JA&L subscriber premiums. No ISBNs will be associated with these titles. Copyright for the PDF versions of these chapbooks and for Buttonhook Press's related proprietary files will reside permanently with OJAL Art Incorporated, O:JA&L, and O:JA&L’s Buttonhook Press and with the writer. OJAL Art Incorporated, as OPEN: Journal of Arts & Letters (O:JA&L) and Buttonhook Press, will provide to each writer of a published PDF chapbook a .docx file of that chapbook suitable for use by most full service commercial printing houses and a free license to produce and distribute a printed version of the writer's published PDF chapbook.

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