Books/Chapbook Prizes

PATERSON PRIZE FOR BOOKS FOR YOUNG PEOPLE

http://www.pccc.edu/poetry NO ENTRY FEE. For books published in 2014. $500 award in each category: Pre-K – Grade 3; Grades 4 – 6; and Grades 7 – 12. Deadline March 15, 2015. For details, visit:...

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The Poetry Super Highway: Send a Book and Get a Book

The 14th Annual Poetry Super Highway Great Poetry Exchange The mission of the Poetry Super Highway is to expose as many people to as many other people’s poetry as possible. What? – Send a book – Get a book In February 2015, the Poetry Super Highway will coordinate a great free exchange of poetry publications amongst poets worldwide. It’s not a contest. There are no judges, entry fees, winners, or losers. Last year, 71 poets participated both sending their book and receiving another poet’s book from another randomly selected participant By agreeing to participate, someone will be exposed to your poetry, and you will be exposed to someone else’s poetry. How? To participate you must volunteer to mail one copy of one poetry book that you have written to one other person participating. Just one book. In exchange, you will receive in the mail one copy of one poetry book written by another participating poet. E-books are not eligible for the Great Poetry Exchange. Your book must be physical entity. Even if it’s self published, or one of one that you printed from your computer and stapled together…but please no e-books. (Though we will be repeating our annual Great E-Book Free For All later in the year!) To Join In: Go to http://poetrysuperhighway.com/psh/great_poetry_exchange/. Make sure you’ve read all the guidelines and click on “ONLINE SUBMISSION FORM” to enter your book’s information In early March, we will randomly assign the books to each participant and email to you the name and address of the person you are supposed to send your book to. We will also list your book and description on this web page along with the link to your website for all to see. In addition we will list the new books in our weekly e-mailed update which goes out to thousands of people. What else? Please note, as the Great Poetry Exchange is open to everyone on planet Earth, it’s possible that you will be required to send your book to someone outside of your own country which will, of course cost you more in postage than it would to send it domestically. Also, we’ll ask that you send us an e-mail in March once your book has actually been sent so we can keep track and make sure that all participants who send a book also get one. You also must agree to send out your book within 2 weeks of being notified of who to send your book to. Please note, it’s a circular exchange: You will be sending a book to a different person than you will be receiving one from. Get all the details at:...

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The CutBank Chapbook Contest

Submissions Open
: January 1 – March 31, 2015 Award
: Publication, $1000 cash prize, and 25 contributor copies. 

 Eligibility
: This competition is open to original English language manuscripts in the genres of poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. While previously published stand-alone pieces or excerpts may be included in a manuscript, the manuscript as a whole must be an unpublished work. Translations and previously self-published collections are ineligible. Simultaneous submissions are acceptable; please note that reading fees are non-refundable, and you must withdraw the manuscript immediately via Submittable if it is accepted elsewhere. Please do not include cover artwork with your submission; black and white illustrations are acceptable so long as you’ve obtained the rights. The author must not have a close personal or professional relationship with any current or previous CutBank staff members. Reading Fee: 
$20; includes consideration and a copy of CutBank 83 upon its release in summer 2015. International applicants must send a SASE to receive a copy of the issue, or email editor.cutbank[at]gmail[dot]com to coordinate shipping as we are no longer able to ship internationally. What We’re Looking For:
 Startling, compelling, and beautiful original work. We’re looking for a fresh, powerful manuscript. Maybe it will overtake us quietly; gracefully defy genres; satisfyingly subvert our expectations; punch us in the mouth page in and page out. We’re interested in both prose and poetry – and particularly work that straddles the lines between genres. Manuscripts should be cohesive and coherent; in other words, your manuscript should resonate and make sense as a book. Guidelines for Electronic Submissions:
 We only accept submissions electronically. Entries must be received no later than midnight MST on March 31, 2015. Please submit 25 to 40 pages of typed poetry or prose in either DOC/DOCX/RTF/PDF format. For poetry and short prose, please include no more than one piece per page. Images are acceptable, but only in black and white; you must obtain reprint rights for any included images. Include page numbers, table of contents, and, if applicable, an acknowledgments page addressing where sections have been previous published. Submissions should include two cover pages as the first two pages of the document: one with the manuscript’s title, the other with the title, author’s name, address, and e-mail address. The author’s name should not appear anywhere else in the manuscript. Results will be announced via e-mail and posted at www.cutbankonline.com in late May 2015. 

 The Long and Short of It
: The CutBank Chapbook Contest honors a book of original poetry, fiction or creative nonfiction by a single author; translations are not eligible for this award. The winning author receives a $1000 honorarium plus 25 copies of the published book. The winner will be announced by CutBank, the winning...

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SNOWBOUND CHAPBOOK AWARD

http://www.tupelopress.org/snowbound.php $25 ENTRY FEE. The Snowbound Chapbook Award includes a cash award of $1,000 in addition to publication by Tupelo Press, 25 copies of the winning title, a book launch, and national distribution with energetic publicity and promotion. Deadline February 28, 2015. The Snowbound Chapbook Award is open to anyone writing in the English language, whether living in the United States or abroad. Submit a previously unpublished, chapbook-length poetry manuscript (20-36 pages)with a table of...

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PLOUGHSHARES EMERGING WRITER’S CONTEST

$24 ENTRY FEE. The 2014 Emerging Writer’s Contest is open to writers of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry who have yet to publish a book. The winner in each genre will be awarded $1,000. We define an “emerging writer” as someone who has yet to publish a book, including chapbooks, eBooks, and self-published works, in any of the content genres: creative nonfiction, poetry, or fiction. Deadline May 15, 2014. Fiction and nonfiction entries should be under 6,000 words. Poetry entries should contain 3-5 pages of poetry. For poetry, we will be reading both for the strongest individual poem and the general level of work, and may choose to publish only some of the winner’s submitted poem. Visit the website:...

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PALETTES & QUILLS BIENNIAL POETRY CHAPBOOK COMPETITION

PALETTES & QUILLS BIENNIAL POETRY CHAPBOOK COMPETITION $20 ENTRY FEE. $200 cash award plus 50 copies of the published book. Additional copies will be available at an author’s discount. All finalists will receive one free copy of the published book. Deadline September 30, 2014. Visit the website:  http://www.palettesnquills.com/palettes__quills_2nd_biennial_p.htm...

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