The 2013-2014 Chapbook Contest is now closed.  Please check back in November of 2014 for our next annual Chapbook Contest. 

New Delta Review is thrilled to announce our third annual chapbook competition, judged by the acclaimed poet and novelist Mark Yakich. NDR is looking for brilliant, inventive, moving and mind-bending manuscripts of unpublished poetry, fiction, or hybrid work. The winner will receive a $100 prize and 20 complimentary copies of the chapbook, to be published in the spring of 2014.

Deadline for entry is December 2, 2013. All submissions require a $15 entry fee and must be entered to NDR through Submittable. Here is the link:
Submit to NDR: New Delta Review

Manuscripts should be 20-40 pages in length and should include a title page with contact information. Multiple submissions require separate entry fees, and simultaneous submissions are welcome on the condition that writers notify NDR of another acceptance as soon as possible.

About the Judge: Mark Yakich is a professor of English at Loyola University New Orleans, where he is also editor of New Orleans Review. He is the author of Unrelated Individuals Forming a Group Waiting to Cross (National Poetry Series, Penguin 2004), The Making of Collateral Beauty (Snowbound Chapbook Award, Tupelo 2006), Green Zone New Orleans (Press Street 2008), The Importance of Peeling Potatoes in Ukraine (Penguin 2008), Checking In/Checking Out (NO Books), and A Meaning for Wife (Ig Publishing 2011). With Christopher Schaberg, he is also co-founder and co-editor of, a new media project that aims to rejuvenate airplane reading. In spring 2012, Mark was a Fulbright Fellow in the Faculty of Letters at the University of Lisbon.

New Delta Review is a literary journal run by graduate students in the MFA program at Louisiana State University. For more information, and to take a look at what we’ve published in the past, visit our online journal at