What is a ChapBook?

An opportunity to submit an unpublished manuscript of your poetry - 30 pages or less - that if chosen, will be published and distributed as a print book in our store.

To be considered, we ask for a payment of $5.00 CAD* per submission in support of The Soap Box and our ongoing projects.

*We don’t want the submission fee to pose a barrier to our writers. Please reach out to us directly at if you run into any issues.

What's in it for you?

Your manuscript will be published as an eBook and possibly printed later on.

Advertisement, distribution, and promotion through The Soap Box website and social  media profiles.

Royalties. We love our writers and believe you should be compensated for your work.

What can I submit?

A manuscript of unpublished poetry. That means it can not have appeared in any other print or digital publication. (Personal blogs and social media profiles are fine.)
30 pages or less, one poem per page.
12pt Times New Roman or Calibri font. 
If your submission fails to meet these guidelines, it will be automatically eliminated.
You can submit as many times as you'd like, but please note that each submission requires a $5.00 payment. 

Who can submit?

Anyone can submit! Multiple authors are also welcome, as long as the poems have not been previously published.

How to submit?

Click the submit button below! 
Every poem should be single spaced and use a 12 pt Times New Roman or Calibri font. Please make sure your submission file is both .doc and .pdf

How do I pay?

Make your payment through PayPal here.
If you send your submission without a payment, it will be eliminated. Once your submission and payment are received, you will be notified through email. 

When will the winner be announced?

End of April 2019