about the dancing girl press chapbook series

Began in 2004, the dancing girl press chapbook series issues a number of handmade, open edition chapbooks by women authors every year. Chapbooks are selected from our open reading period every summer, the guidelines for which may be found  below. The imprint is devoted to issuing innovative work by women (including female indentifying, trans, and non-binary authors.), as well exploring the boundaries of book-making, hybridity, and the visual/written arts.



dgp is happy to accept manuscripts from women poets for publication in our annual chapbook series. We plan to publish a varying number of chapbooks per year chosen from the best of the manuscripts we receive.

While we do not offer a monetary prize or payment for those manuscripts chosen to be published in the series, we do offer a payment of 10 copies of the chapbook to the authors chosen. We also offer generous discount (40%) on additional copies the author may wish to purchase to sell themselves at readings and events.

Manuscripts must be between 12 and 32 pages, numbered accordingly, with only one poem per page. Simultaneous submissions are allowed, but please let us know ASAP if your chapbook is accepted elsewhere.  We aim to keep your work no longer than three months. Please feel free to query us after that time has passed.

Submissions are accepted via e-mail as attachments in Microsoft word only. Please include “Chapbook Submission/LAST NAME” in your subject line.


Submissions are currently OPEN

Reading Period: June 1st-August 31st, 2024


Send all submissions/correspondence to dancinggirlpress@yahoo.com