to submit a chapbook manuscript for consideration to Scars Publiacations
If you are interested in having an electronic chapbook with us, this is what you should do:
Send an e-mail to us, stating that you would like your manuscript considered for a chapbook. List in your letter what you believe would be a good title for your chapbook. Attach to your e-mail to us either a “.txt” file file (though a “.txt” file does not support bolds or italics or special characters like ellipses or long dashes or smart quotes, but if you manuscript doesn’t have that, it’s no problem), an “.rtf” file, or a Microsoft Word “.doc” file or “.docx” file with your manuscript as you would like to see it in the chapbook. If you send it as a Microsoft Word file, in this format each poem (or short story, or section of your submitted chapbook) can be separated by a page (there’s a function for that, instead of having to type in a lot of returns between pieces - though if you can’t find that function, you could still include many spaces between pieces), so we will be able to easily see where breaks belong in your manuscript. Another suggestion to clearly differentiate poems from one another is to put the titles in bold (so the entire line appears in bold), so we can see where titles appear in the manuscript. (Do NOT All-cap titles; if we accept the manuscript we are not going to retype the titles so they are not all-capped, and having all titles all-capped really limits which fonts we can choose from for a good-looking chapbook).
When we receive this, we will go over the materials and make our decision. We will either let you know that we cannot do the chapbook, or we’ll let you know that your chapbook has been accepted and is already on line in the “chapbooks” section of http://scars.tv for you to view.
To recap, you can email your chapbook manuscript to the main offices of Scars Publications for your chapbook manuscript to be considered for on line publication. If you have submitted writing in the past to a literary magazine at Scars Publications and want to submit your chapbooks to a particular magazine (instead of to the main offices at Scars), then instead of sending your submission to the main offices of Scars Publications (as the above links indicate):
Follow the direction above for submitting your chapbook manuscript to either literary magazine.
If your chapbook is accepted for publication through either of these editors (instead of through the main offices at Scars Publications), then your accepted chapbook may then also appear in a collection book of 6 months of issues from the magazine.
Starting in 2011: Whether or not many chapbooks are submitted for consideration by any author, only one chapbook from any author will be released in any year.