About TAR Chapbook Series

The chapbooks selected for the first and second annual chapbook contests have been a wild success. We want to impart the same beautiful, design-savvy creations from the magazine to the physical pages of a chapbook. Selected manuscripts will have a small print-run, and authors will receive 20 contributor copies plus payment. We also do a whole lot of publicity for each chapbook, including review solicitations at established organizations—we want you to have the attention you deserve! 

Within each genre of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction are three forms of submission, none of which has any extra impression on us. We invite you to submit your manuscript for free, with donation, or with a purchase of one of our issues. To this end, we are humbly putting the readers fee option here so that we may better pay our contributors. That's right—we will pay our chapbook authors. 


The chapbook series will continue The Atlas Review's mission of remaining anonymous. Work should push against the status quo and challenge us. You may submit a manuscript between approximately 20 and 30 pages. Please read all the guidelines specific to each genre. Submissions should include the following:

  • Twenty- to 30-page manuscript free of any identity-revealing information.
  • Dress your manuscript up with a title page, table of contents, and whatever else you would like to include. Acknowledgments page optional. Please use a readable font in 12-point. Times New Roman is always master of the house, but an equivalent is fine.
  • You can include a brief cover letter that describes this particular manuscript's agenda/thesis/mission. This is absolutely optional. Still, do not include your name or any identity-revealing information here.

We hope to have a final selection of manuscripts by the end of October, early November. We can't promise response time will be this soon, but we will try. Should there be any delays, we will be in touch with updates!

We're so excited to read your chapbooks!

Still have questions? Don't hesitate to shoot us an email: theatlasreview [at] gmail [dot] com

Ends on May 27, 2019

The Atlas Review is looking for a Managing Editor! Their role is to coordinate with our lit mag and chapbook readers, work with editor-in-chief Natalie Eilbert on scheduling chapbooks and the launch of magazine issues, and manage the production workflow from manuscript to final pass. 

This is a volunteer position, as all the positions at TAR are volunteer. Any money made on chapbooks goes directly into the hands of our contributors as well as toward the next chapbook's printing costs. In the future, we hope we can promise something more than visibility and experience. We recognize that "experience" is exploitative language, and with that in mind, we want you to honor and prioritize your paid labors. This is our passion project and we want you to share passions with us for supporting the literary community, especially those marginalized voices whose names are not yet on everyone's minds (although, for sure, they will be). 

Interested candidates should provide their resumes/CVs and tell us a bit about themselves. We do not want you to spend time working for free on a formal letter. Simply give us your background. What are your curiosities as a literary person? Who are you reading right now? Who are your favorites? You can write this all in Submittable's text box. 

Please make sure you are acquainted with our shit. We are a radical press of queer women, femmes, and nonbinary people. We do not tolerate hate speech masquerading as freedom of speech. We strongly encourage marginalized literary folks to apply. 

This is a remote position. You can live anywhere in the world, so long as you can access the Internet.

Thank you so much for your interest! Any questions, please feel free to get in touch at theatlasreview [at] gmail [dot] com!

The Atlas Review