Friends & Lovers:

Thank you for your interest in submitting to Fruit Bat Press! 

We will open for chapbook submissions from March 1–March 31 via Submittable. There is a $7 submission fee which supports the cost of making books.

We will select three chapbooks to publish as a bundle in the Summer of 2023. This year, we are excited to be able to award each winner $100.


  • Manuscripts should be between 20 and 40 pages in length--no less and no more.
  • We are accepting open genres again: poetry, prose, visual art, photography, or a hybrid form.
  • Your chapbook should stand alone as a book rather than a portfolio, meaning the subject and content should be tied together thematically or in the subject as one work. No excerpts from larger works, please.
  • Collaborations of two authors are welcome. No more peeps on one project, please!
  • Please familiarize yourself with our press and what we do on our About Us page before submitting.

We will review submissions through April and contact you ASAP. We promise to get back to everyone, so please don't check on the status of your submission before you hear from us. We can't wait to see what you submit! 


Caro and Vada

Fruit Bat Press