Rope-a-Dope Press will read chapbook manuscripts during our first open submissions period, February-March 2009. The selection will be published in the Spring of 2009 as part of the first annual Golden Gloves Chapbooks Series.* This year's Series is edited by Chris Tonelli.
Please submit two copies of your original poetry manuscript, 15-35 pages, postmarked between January 25th and March 31st. Include two title pages with each copy: one with your name, contact information, and title of your manuscript; the second with title only.
We look forward to reading your work. A selection (and finalists) will be announced in the spring.
Mail your submission to:
Golden Gloves Chapbook Series
516 East 2nd Street, #42
South Boston, MA 02127
Include an SASE if you would like your manuscript returned. Entries without an SASE will be recycled after they have been considered.
Please consider buying some of our other chapbooks to get a feel for what we like. City of Moths, by Sampson Starkweather, and For People Who Like Gravity and Other People by Chris Tonelli, are forthcoming in the Golden Gloves Series and will be made available soon on this site.
*Three chapbooks are published annually through the Golden Gloves Chapbook Series. A guest editor works with Rope-a-Dope founders Mary Walker Graham and Robert daVies to select one chapbook through solicitation, one through open submissions, and one his/her own.