Submissions

Finishing Line Press is the home of the New Women’s Voices Chapbook Series, the New Women’s Voices Prize in Poetry, the Finishing Line Press Prize in Poetry, the Starting Gate Award, and the FLP Kentucky Poetry Book Prize.  We are now accepting submissions for

  • New Women’s Voices Chapbook Competition DEADLINE: April 30, 2018
  • THE PADDOCK REVIEW: DEADLINE: December 31, 2017
  • Poetry Book manuscripts are being accepted now.

General Submissions for chapbook manuscripts. (We read general submissions year round.)

We have no reading fee in November.

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THE PADDOCK REVIEW is seeking submissions for poetry and interesting articles about the craft of writing.  Please submit via submittable:  http://finishinglinepress.submittable.com/submit

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FINISHING LINE PRESS HAS NO READING FEE IN NOVEMBER

 

The month of November is our annual reading period.  During this month we gladly accept manuscripts, and we do not require a reading fee during this month for all manuscripts shipped to us via regular post.  We are specifically looking for poetry chapbook manuscripts; however, we will gladly read manuscripts of any length during this period.

Please mail (via regular post) your manuscript of any length or genre to:

Finishing Line Press

P O Box 1626

Georgetown, KY 40324

USA

 

If you prefer submitting online, there is a $3  processing fee.  (It’s cheaper to submit electronically—save the stamps, save the trees, and save the SASE.)  To submit online: https://finishinglinepress.submittable.com/submit/98800/november-annual-reading-period

 

2017 Finishing Line PressPushcart Prize Nominations

Chapbook title/author/poem title

The Shape of Home by Lee Chilcote: “Catching Sunfish”

Becoming Trans-Parent, One Family’s Journey of Gender Transition by Annette Langlois Grunseth: “Becoming Trans-Parent”

Gas & Food, No Lodging by Devi S. Laskar: “The All-Saints, GA, Overeaters Support Group”

Landscape of The Wait by Jami Macarty: “Aground”

Dipped in Black Water by Kate Peper: “Saved”

Brief Immensity by Jeanine Stevens: “V Shapes against Blue”

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GENERAL CALL FOR MANUSCRIPTS:  We read manuscripts in November.  There is no fee for manuscripts submitted via regular post during the month of November.  If you would like to submit outside of the month of November, please see guidelines below:

 

We read general submissions year round. Please include a $3 reading fee with your manuscript.  Submit from 16 to 35 pages of poetry, PLUS bio, acknowledgments, SASE and cover letter (you can pay by check or money order.)   or submit online using our online submissions manager:  https://finishinglinepress.submittable.com/submit  

Send to
Finishing Line Press
P O Box 1626
Georgetown, KY 40324
USA

 

Online submissions: please use submittable link:http://finishinglinepress.submittable.com/submit

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All manuscripts are selected by editorial process. Response time is 3-6 months.

A self-addressed, stamped envelope (SASE) with the correct postage must accompany all manuscripts. A SASE is needed for any kind of response, even if the writer does not want the material returned.

A good photocopy of the manuscript or a computer printout, rather than the original, should be sent.Finishing Line Press is not responsible for lost manuscripts.


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Finishing Line Press is an award-winning small press publisher.

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  FOR BOOK ORDERS PLEASE EMAIL CHRIS AT flpbookstore@aol.com

Leah Maines, Director, leahmaines@aol.com

Kevin Maines, Managing Editor, kevinmaines@aol.com

Christen Kincaid, Sr. Editor, flpbookstore@aol.com

Ryan Kincaid, Production Manager, finishingbooks@aol.com

Elizabeth Maines, Graphic Design, lmaines0@gmail.com

Maureen Baxter, Editorial Asst., finishingbooks@aol.com

Jackie Steelman, Editorial Asst., XclusivlyU@aol.com (authors send gig info to this email)

Shay McCleavy, Intern, finishingbooks@aol.com

Mimi David, Jeannie Murphy, and Joe Morrison, staff, finishingbooks@aol.com

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FLP AUTHORS: If you are seeking permission to reprint individual poems from you collection please contact:

The Permissions Company, Inc.

47 Seneca Road
P.O. Box 604
Mount Pocono, PA 18344

Phone: 570-839-7477
Fax: 570-839-7448

Email: permdude@eclipse.net

or permdude@gmail.com