Chapbook Contest Winners and Finalists



CONGRATULATIONS to the winners and finalists in this year's Chapbook Contest!


Winner:  "Chthonic," by John James

The winner receives $1000 and publication of his chapbook.


The runners up will also be published:

First Runner Up:  "I Am Trying to Show You My Matchbook Collection," by Andie Francis

Second Runner Up:  "How I See The Humans," by Gretchen VanWormer


Check back soon for more information about print dates and purchasing the chapbooks, and be sure to come to the release party in Minneapolis in April, 2015 during the AWP Conference.


We would also like to recognize the outstanding finalists and semifinalists in the contest:



Meg Wade

Rachel Abramowitz

Melissa Ginsburg

Katie Cortese

Amina Gautier

Cody Luff

Chloe Leisure

Melissa E. Jordan

Lisa Tallin



Emily Bludworth de Barrios

Caroline Knapp

Mike Crossley

Ruth Baumann

Ashley Chambers

Ian Denning


Sequoia Nagamatsu


CutBank Editors were amazed by the quality of submissions this year.   We would like to thank everyone who submitted for sharing your work with us!

Itching to get your hands on some great chapbooks now?  You can purchase the chapbooks from last year's contest here.