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Chapbook Contest

Quarto's 2018 Chapbook Contest is open! A chapbook is a small print edition that contains one author’s collection of writing. Submit for the chance to see your writing illustrated in a print edition that will be distributed to the Columbia community.

TO SUBMIT: Please send 10-15 pages of prose or poetry to with the subject line Chapbook Contest. Send your writing as a PDF to maintain formatting. If you’re submitting prose, double-spaced is preferred. We also would like you to provide a title for your chapbook. Please do NOT include your name in the PDF.

This contest is only open to Columbia University and Barnard undergraduates, so please send us your UNI in the email as well.

EXTENDED DEADLINE: You now have until Oct. 22 at 11:59 p.m. to submit!

If you have any questions, please email We can't wait to read your work!

Take a look at Quarto’s 2017 Chapbook Winner and Runners-Up:

2017 Winner - Behind My Appalachian Teeth by Mo Crist