Announcement: We are now taking submissions for the publication of poetry chapbooks under our organization Delhi Poetry Slam.
A poetry book is an important first step in helping build your name and fanbase for your writing. It is a way for publishers to find the next big poetry talent. This is exactly the reason you should create one.
It is difficult to get a book deal for your first collection of poetry, so many poets start their careers by sharing their work online, participating in open mics, submitting poems to literary magazines, or publishing a chapbook.
So let our team of wonderfully inspired editors and creatives help you publish your first collection of poetry.
What is a chapbook?
A chapbook is a small publication of up to about 40 pages. Usually thin and easy to carry around, they make a great fit to read during transit without the hassle of added weight in a reader's backpack. That's why they are great to distribute and spread around large groups of people. You'd be surprised to know that some of the most powerful books in history started out as chapbooks such as Ted Hughes's 'Animal Poems' and Allen Ginsberg's 'Howl'. These famous authors are still having impact today.
The concept of bite-sized poetry is the next big thing in modern publishing!
How will publishing a book help me?
If your chapbook sells numerous copies, it makes your work more interesting for bigger publishers like Harper Collins or Rupa Publications. With the success of the chapbook, you showed that there is a market for your work after all. It can also increase your chances of publishing a complete collection, because poetry editors at both large and small publishers will keep up to date with the new edition and focus on adding new voices to their list.
How many poems should be there in my chapbook?
You don’t have to have a diary filled with your poetry in order to be able to print a chapbook. You can create one with as many as ten poems.
Standard Fee: ₹ 35,990 for authors within India
$ 700 for authors in USA
€ 650 for authors in Europe
£ 550 for authors in United Kingdom
This includes a collection of ten of your best poems. You will receive 12 author copies of your chapbook, absolutely free of cost. Shipping is free within India and nominally chargeable for the rest of the world.
The book will be available on Amazon and Delhi Poetry Slam website for direct sale to customers. Amazing royalty of 25% will be given for each book sold.
Our bestselling collections are also displayed at fairs, school and university libraries, as well as leading bookstores around the world. Carefully edited and lovingly designed with the help of our expert team, we will make sure your writing stands out artistically.
Can I add more poems?
Yes. The fee is Rs 1500 for an extra poem. You can include not more than 30 poems.
Can you draw illustrations for my chapbook?
Yes we can! From black and white sketches, to full blown watercolor artworks, we have an ingenious team of collaborating artists who can take your chapbook to the next level. If you want to create an aesthetically pleasing experience for your readers, this is a must have.
Girlhood (2022) : Written by Eshna Sharma, illustrated by Manisha Naskar and published by Delhi Poetry Slam
Start Your Journey as An Author
We are honored you chose to submit your chapbook for publication consideration with us. Our publications have been bestsellers on many occasions and received critical acclaim from book reviewers around the world. Here are some fun facts about our organization:
Our books are available to borrow from local, public, and university libraries.
We currently reach an audience of over 80,000 readers each week.
We have published 60 books, including multiple international bestsellers, since our launch in 2013.
We have published thousands of poets and writers from around the world.
Now, submit any three of your poems to get started with your journey as an author. After you have filled the form below, you will receive an email with a request to schedule a free video consultation and discuss deeper about your manuscript with distinguished writer, editor and publicist Ms Saumya Choudhury
Before you submit, please make sure that you are the true author and have not engaged in plagiarism or fraud. Submitting below will not affect your rights or ownership of your work. All forms and styles of writing and visual art are eligible for submission.