If you are a national author submitting to the chapbook or novella contests, please submit your work in the first two categories. 

If you are a student, alumni, or faculty/staff member at University of Indianapolis, please scroll down to submit your work for the Etchings Literary and Fine Arts Journal
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Etchings Press Chapbook Contests in Poetry and Prose

Etchings Press, a student-run publisher at University of Indianapolis, invites submissions for its fourth annual chapbook contest. This year, UIndy students will consider chapbook submissions of 15-40 pages in poetry or prose. Collaborative works (two or more authors) are eligible, as are mixed-genre works. The winners in poetry and in prose will receive a $200 honorarium and 15 copies of the published chapbook

Previous winners:

2017: Uncle Harold’s Maxwell House Haggadah by Danny Caine (poetry) and The Denialist’s Almanac of American Plague and Pestilence by Christopher Mohar (fiction)

2016: Some Animals by Kelli Allen (poetry), #lovesong by Chelsea Biondolillo (mixed media), and pathetic by Shannon Mound (nonfiction)

2015: Ologies by Chelsea Biondolillo (nonfiction) and The Velocity of Slugs by Joey Connelly (poetry)

2014: Static: Stories by Frederick Pelzer (fiction) and Action at a Distance by Christopher Petruccelli (poetry) 

UIndy graduate and undergraduate students will read the submitted manuscripts and choose a winner in poetry and in prose. The students will then edit, design, publish and promote the chapbooks. 

Eligibility

Students are interested in editing and publishing books from authors in our region. The students are using the 370 miles between Flannery O’Connor’s Milledgeville, Georgia, and William Faulkner’s Oxford, Mississippi, as the relative mileage for a regional literature. Using UIndy’s campus on the southside of Indianapolis as a starting point, that distance makes a circle which includes all of Illinois, Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee, and West Virginia, most of Michigan, Wisconsin, Iowa, and Missouri, and parts of Minnesota, Pennsylvania, New York, Georgia, Virginia, Maryland, North Carolina, Arkansas, South Carolina, Alabama, Mississippi, and even Ontario. To see if you're eligible for submission, please see the circle on the map.

 Contest Details

  1. Please submit chapbook manuscripts in poetry, fiction, or nonfiction using the Submittable content submissions manager for Etchings. You will be prompted to create a free user account that will allow you to submit your manuscript and monitor its status. 
  2. Please submit your manuscript as a single file and include a title page (without name) and a table of contents. We ask that your name be removed from the manuscript for blind reading.
  3. Manuscripts should be 15 to 40 pages in length (up to 10,000 words in fiction and nonfiction).
  4. Collaborative works (two or more authors) are eligible. Mixed-genre works are also eligible. 
  5. For fiction and nonfiction, a single piece or multiple pieces can be submitted (multiple flash pieces, thematically connected pieces, etc.).
  6. The manuscripts or authors must have a connection to the geographic area shown on the map.
  7. Undergraduate and graduate students at the University of Indianapolis will read all entries and choose a winner in poetry and in prose to publish. Students will then edit, design, publish and promote each winning book.
  8. Winners will be notified in March, 2018. Chapbooks will be released and available for sale in May, 2018.
  9. The reading fee is $8 (payable via submittable.com)
  10. The deadline is January 29, 2018. 
  11. Alumni and current students of University of Indianapolis and former students of its faculty are not eligible.

If you have any questions, please contact Liz Whiteacre at whiteacree@uindy.edu or visit our website at http://blogs.uindy.edu/etchings/

 


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Etchings Press Novella Contest

Etchings Press, a student-run publisher at University of Indianapolis, invites submissions for its second annual novella contest. The winner will receive a $400 honorarium and 15 copies of the published novella

UIndy graduate and undergraduate students will read the submitted manuscripts and choose a winner. The students will then edit, design, publish and promote the novellas. 

Previous winners:

2017: Unravelings by Sarah Cheshire (nonfiction)

2016: followers by Adam Fleming Petty (fiction)

Eligibility

Students are interested in editing and publishing books from authors in our region. The students are using the 370 miles between Flannery O’Connor’s Milledgeville, Georgia, and William Faulkner’s Oxford, Mississippi, as the relative mileage for regional literature. Using UIndy’s campus on the southside of Indianapolis as a starting point, that distance makes a circle which includes all of Illinois, Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee, and West Virginia, most of Michigan, Wisconsin, Iowa, and Missouri, and parts of Minnesota, Pennsylvania, New York, Georgia, Virginia, Maryland, North Carolina, Arkansas, South Carolina, Alabama, Mississippi, and even Ontario. To see if you're eligible for submission, please see the circle on the map.

 Contest Details

1.     Please submit novella manuscripts of 10,000-40,000 words using the Submittable content submissions manager for Etchings. You will be prompted to create a free user account that will allow you to submit your manuscript and monitor its status. 

2.     Please submit manuscripts as a single file and include a title page (without name). We ask that your name be removed from the manuscript for blind reading.

3.     Manuscripts should be 10,000-40,000 words. 

4.     Collaborative works (two or more authors) are eligible. 

5.     The manuscripts or authors must have a connection to the geographic area shown on this map.

6.     Undergraduate and graduate students at the University of Indianapolis will read all entries and choose a winner. Students will then edit, design, publish, and promote each winning book.

7.     Winners will be notified in March, 2018. Novellas will be released and available for sale in May, 2018.

8.     The reading fee is $15 (payable via submittable.com)

9.   The deadline is January 29, 2018. 

10.   Alumni and current students of University of Indianapolis and former students of its faculty are not eligible.

If you have any questions, please contact Liz Whiteacre at whiteacree@uindy.edu or visit our website at http://blogs.uindy.edu/etchings/.


UIndy students, faculty, staff, and alumni submit poetry under this category. 

We are using a blind submission process this term, and we appreciate your help with this process:

  • Submit up to 5 poems (no greater than 10 pages each).
  • Please do not include your name inside your file(s) or as part of your file's name. Label your file(s) with the submission title(s).
  • When you upload your file(s), please use the file's name.
  • Please include a bio that you'd love to see published in our magazine! We encourage you to check out last term's issue at https://issuu.com/etchingspress/docs/digitaletchings_30.1 for example poems and bios.



UIndy students faculty, staff, and alumni submit short stories under this category.

We are using a blind submission process this term, and we appreciate your help with this process:

  • Submit up to 3 short stories (of no more than 5,000 words each). 
  • Please do not include your name inside your file(s) or as part of your file's name (your title will do). When you upload your file(s), please use the file's name.
  • Please include a bio that you'd love to see published in our magazine! We encourage you to check out last term's issue at https://issuu.com/etchingspress/docs/digitaletchings_30.1 for example stories and bios.



UIndy students faculty, staff, and alumni submit essays under this category.

We are using a blind submission process this term, and we appreciate your help with this process:

  • Submit up to 3 creative nonfiction essays (no more than 5,000 words each).
  • Please do not include your name inside your file(s) or as part of your file's name (your title will do).
  • When you upload your file(s), please use the file's name(s).
  • Please include a bio that you'd love to see published in our magazine! We encourage you to check out last term's issue at https://issuu.com/etchingspress/docs/digitaletchings_30.1 for example essays and bios.



UIndy students faculty, staff, and alumni submit visual materials under this category.

We are using a blind submission process this term, and we appreciate your help with this process:

  • Submit up to 5 pieces of graphic art in .jpg format.
  • Please make sure that your files are at least 600 ppi for color and 300 ppi for black/white.
  • Please do not include your name inside your file(s) or as part of your file's name (your title(s) will do).
  • When you upload your file(s), please use the file's name.
  • Please include a bio that you'd love to see published in our magazine! We encourage you to check out last term's issue at https://issuu.com/etchingspress/docs/digitaletchings_30.1 for example visual art pieces and bios.