We call our chapbook series “The Breadbox” because we want the stories we publish to serve as a source of fresh ideas, preserved in our chapbook vending machine for optimal quality and taste. Submissions of literary fiction and narrative nonfiction should range from 3,000 to 5,000 words in length. We are also accepting collections of up to ten poems. Once selected, the chapbooks will be printed, displayed, and sold in a traveling countertop vending machine installed in coffee houses and other fine establishments in Philadelphia, fueling a compulsion to consume good writing wherever and whenever possible.
We will also include two of our chapbooks in H&H's Community Supported Publishing "harvest" sent to members who want to sample the fruits of our Press in a way that's healthy for both independent publishing and one's brain/soul.
A brief cover letter describing the work and why you think it's in our wheelhouse should be included in your submission. Contact information including the author's name, email, and telephone number should be included in the cover letter. We accept simultaneous submissions, but please let us know if you have the good fortune of your manuscript being accepted elsewhere.
If you're of the mind that your manuscript cannot be fully appreciated unless it is held in hand, please send physical copies to The Head & The Hand Press, 321 S. 4th St., Philadelphia, PA 19106, and follow the guidelines above. Writers will be compensated for accepted pieces.
Deadline for submissions is September 19, 2016.