Deadline: December 13, 2022

Entry fee: $20

About the competition

Announcing the launch of the inaugural Harvard Review Chapbook Prize, a prize to be given in fiction, nonfiction, and poetry in successive years.

The first prize will be given in fiction for a work of novella length (15,000 to 30,000 words). The winner, who will be announced in the spring of 2023, will receive $500, publication of their work in a limited-edition chapbook series, and an invitation to read at the Houghton Library at Harvard University in the fall of 2023. 

The judge for the 2023 prize is Lily King, award-winning author of five novels, including Writers & Lovers (2020) and  Euphoria (2014), as well as a collection of short stories, Five Tuesdays in Winter (2021).

Submissions may be made through Submittable from October 13 through December 13, 2022. Submissions must be between 15,000 and 30,000 words. Paper submissions will not be accepted. Only one submission per person. Entries must be previously unpublished. There is an entry fee of $20; a limited number of fee waivers are available. Instructions may be found in Submittable.

Competition guidelines

  • Submissions may be made through Submittable from October 13 through December 13, 2022. Submissions must be between 15,000 and 30,000 words. Paper submissions will not be accepted. Only one submission per person. Entries must be previously unpublished and not under contract for publication. We recommend that you submit your work early in the submission window, as we can only accept a limited number of submissions. 
  • $20 (A limited number of fee waivers are available; instructions may be found in Submittable.)
  • Current and former Harvard Review employees and volunteers are ineligible. Harvard Review complies with the Community of Literary Magazines and Presses (CLMP) contest code of ethics
  • Submit your entry here.
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