Announcing TAR Chapbook Series

 We are so happy to announce our first chapbook series! Publishing under the acronym for our name, TAR chapbook series will open up its reading period on June 1st and close August 1st.

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 About TAR Chapbook Series

The work we have read for the magazine these past two and a half years has inspired us to crave more and more pages of your voices. We want to impart the same beautiful, design-savvy creations from the magazine to the physical pages of a chapbook. Selected manuscripts will have a small print-run, and they will receive 20 contributor copies plus payment. Maybe that chapbook is yours!

Within each genre of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction are three forms of submission, none of which has any extra impression on us. We invite you to submit your manuscript for free, with donation, or with a purchase of one of our issues. To this end, we are humbly putting the readers fee option here so that we may better pay our contributors. That’s right—we will pay our chapbook authors. 


Guidelines

The chapbook series will continue with The Atlas Review‘s mission of remaining anonymous. Work should push against the status quo and challenge us. You may submit a manuscript between approximately 20 and 30 pages. Please read all the guidelines specific to each genre. Submissions should include the following:

  • 20 to 30 page manuscript free of any identity-revealing information.
  • Dress your manuscript up with a title page, table of contents, and whatever else you would like to include. Acknowledgments page optional. Please use a readable font in 12-point. Times New Roman is always master of the house, but an equivalent is fine.
  • You can include a brief cover letter that describes this particular manuscript’s agenda/thesis/mission. This is absolutely optional. Still, do not include your name or any identity-revealing information here.
  • While we can’t stop you from including clipart and borders, we ask you to question your motive here: what even is that about?

We hope to have a final selection of manuscripts by the end of August, early September. We can’t promise response time will be this soon, but we will try. We feel ambitious enough about this, but plan to be going to the beach too (except Dolan—he hates the beach). Should there be any delays, we will be in touch with updates!

We’re so excited to read your chapbooks!