Submission Information


Submissions will be open from February 1 – February 28, 2021, via Submittable. There is a $5.00 submission fee to support the cost of making the books. If you are unable to pay the submission fee or would like to donate to fund another writer’s submission fee, please contact

You will be contacted about the status of your submission by Monday, March 21, 2021. Please don’t contact us inquiring about status any sooner than that.

Winners will receive 5 free copies of their own chapbook, 1 copy of each of the other selected books, as well as 1 free Fruit Bat Press tote bag. The books will be published in June.


  • Manuscripts must be 20-40 pages in 12 pt. Times New Roman, double spaced. 

  • One per person, please. No multiple submissions. 

  • Simultaneous submissions are fine, but please let us know if your work is accepted elsewhere first. 

  • Historically marginalized voices are encouraged to apply. 

  • Accepted Genres: 

    • Flash Fiction, Poetry, Prose Poetry, Short Stories, Novellas (No illustrations for now please. Words only—sorry!)

  • More questions? Contact