2022 The Heartland Review
Chapbook Contest

Deadline to submit was  August 1, 2022  so this contest is now closed; however, the The Heartland Review Journal does accept entries all year.  

$500 Grand Prize
+ 15 copies

Calling all Poets

Submit no more than 30 pages of the best work. The submitted manuscript will be be a Word file and must contain a cover page with contact information, a biography of no more than 100 words and a list of publications if applicable.


THRP is not concerned with the poet who has the most publications; rather, we wish to award the best writing that contributes the most to the craft of poetry. No identifying marking should appear on any page of the manuscript. Submissions that fail to comply are automatically disqualified.

THRP retains First North American Serial Rights and may use portions of the winning title to promote the press and/or other events in perpetuity.

At the close of the contest, all entrants will be asked to record a reading of their work that will be published on THRP's Facebook page.

THRP asks for a $20 donation to support the contest and our Creative Writing Club. Each submitter will receive a copy of the winning manuscript

Deadline August 1, 2022

Send mail in entries to

Sandi Howard

Elizabethtown Community and Technical college

600 College Street Road

Elizabethtown, KY 42701

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Meet the Judge

Carrie Jerrell is the author of After the Revival, winner of the Anthony Hecht Poetry Prize and published by Waywiser Press in the U.S. and U.K. Her work has appeared in the Midwest Review, Birmingham Poetry Review, Zone 3, and Image, among other publications. She is an Associate Professor of English at Murray State University, where she also coordinates the Creative Writing Program and serves as an Assistant to the Dean of the College of Humanities and Fine Arts.