Welcome!

This will make submitting your manuscript much easier than the old steam-driven horsedrawn postal system. Make sure you follow the guidelines on the PressPress site www.presspress.com or on the Well Sprung site (which you can reach via PressPress.

And, thank you for sending us something.
Things to do before pressing Submit:

1. Have a look at PressPress and see if we publish the sort of thing in the way that you like

2. Support the press

3. Check that your manuscript is between 20 and 40 pages.

4. Check that it doesn't include fancy fonts or unnecessary graphical material. Don't submit cover ideas or author pictures (at this stage).

5. Make sure you submit as a .doc or as an rtf. If you think that the layout is crucial and might be distorted, send it as a pdf.
Use this manager to submit to the PressPress Chapbook Award 2012.

The PressPress Chapbook Award is for an unpublished chapbook length manuscript of poems. The winning manuscript will receive $600 and chapbook publication with PressPress. The Award will be announced on the PressPress site.

Conditions of entry

1. The manuscript should be an original poetry manuscript of chapbook length (ie 20 to 40 pages). It must be unpublished (ie not in a magazine, not a zine, not on a site or any other form of publication) and not on offer to another publisher in Australia or elsewhere (except that individual poems can be already taken or on offer to journals, sites or anthologies where you keep the copyright).

2. The Award will be made to the best overall chapbook received. PressPress reserves the right not to make an award if the standard of submitted entries is insufficient, or to split an Award.

3. The Award will be judged by the PressPress Award panel: the decision will be final and no correspondence will be entered into.

4. The Award, $600 (AUD) and publication of the manuscript as a PressPress chapbook, will be announced on the PressPress site. The final content of the winning chapbook will be negotiated with PressPress editors.

5. The author's name and address must be supplied but appear not on the manuscript.

6. Submissions should be made through this submissions manager.

7. Entries must be sent by 30 July 2011 but you can submit any time before then.
Use this form for short poetry manuscript assessments only.

Send 5 or 6 poems along with a statement about your audience, your aims and any areas that you particularly wanted comment about.

Tell us what your publication ambitions are for these poems (eg part of a manuscript I want to send to XYX Publishers)

Send .doc or rtf documents.
Use this form to send a detailed proposal for a Well Sprung Productions item or book.

Tell us who you are writing for and why.

Where possible, give chapter headings followed by outlines.