Center for Book Arts

Letterpress Poetry Chapbook Competition
Deadline: 
December 1, 2014

A prize of $500 and letterpress publication by the Center for Book Arts is given annually for a poetry chapbook. The winner also receives an additional $500 to give a reading at the Center for Book Arts in New York City and a weeklong residency at the Winter Shakers Program at the Millay Colony for the Arts in Austerlitz, New York. Sharon Dolin and Cornelius Eady will judge. Submit a manuscript of up to 24 pages or 500 lines with a $25 entry fee by December 1. Send an SASE or visit the website for the required entry form and complete guidelines.

Center for Book Arts, Letterpress Poetry Chapbook Competition, 28 West 27th Street, 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10001. (212) 481-0295. Sarah Nicholls, Program Director.

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