Flutter Press is open to submissions for chapbooks containing 21-40 poems only, at this time.
* Flutter Press does not accept simultaneous submissions.
1. Submit an organized, edited manuscript of 16-40 poems, 5.5" x 8.5" layout, size 12 font (Perpetua, Garamond, Times New Roman, or Verdana), in Microsoft Word (.doc or .docx) along with a brief summary of the overall theme of the collection.
The manuscript should contain in this order - the title page, acknowledgements, table of contents, dedication (optional), poems, and a brief author biography.
Do not include any special formatting into your document such as tables or columns. Do not insert page numbers.
* Cover art and name of artist will be required further in the publishing process if the chapbook is accepted. The art or photo should fit a 5.5" x 8.5" cover, be provided in .jpeg format, and be at least 300 dpi. The cover art should be aesthetically pleasing; the editor reserves the right to refuse any and all covers that aren't. If you need help locating cover art, Flutter Press will assist you.
2. Send your manuscript to FlutterPressEditor at outlook dot com along with your reading fee. A reading fee of $10.00 is required for ALL unsolicited manuscripts. Do not send a query with your manuscript attached without including a reading fee or it won't be read. Click on the button below to send your reading fee.
3. You may expect a decision within two weeks from the day of acknowledgement of submission.
4. Flutter Press utilizes the print on demand services of Createspace and Lulu.com to publish all chapbooks. The press does not provide free author copies but authors may purchase personal copies with a generous discount of 50% off the retail price.
CREATESPACE/AMAZON - For chapbooks containing 21 or more poems. Authors will earn a royalty payment of 16.5% of the retail price (effective May 30, 2017). Payments will be made through Paypal only. This payment is made two months following the release of your book on/around the 1st week of the month and will be paid through the paypal email you provided when you sent in your initial reading fee.
LULU.COM - For chapbooks containing 20 or fewer poems. Authors will earn half of what the press earns per third party sale of their chapbook. Payments will be made through PayPal only. This payment is made the following month, on/around the 18th-21st of the month and will be paid through the PayPal email you provided when you sent in your initial reading fee.
5. Chapbooks will be published through Createspace, Amazon.com, and/or Lulu.com (depending on which option is chosen).
**Chapbooks will be available for purchase through Amazon.com (Option 1), Lulu.com (Option 2) and also on Flutter Press' website (Options 1 & 2).
Chapbooks that continue to show zero activity or interest by the author or readers, after a period of 7 years, will be retired at the editor's discretion without prior notification. We feel this is the best option to maintain organization, efficiency, and to retain only those books that are the most beloved and requested, year-after-year.