Finishing Line Press

Open Chapbook Competition
Deadline: 
- Check back on April 15 for Upcoming Deadline
E-mail address: 
finishingbooks@aol.com

A prize of $1,000 and publication by Finishing Line Press is given annually for a poetry chapbook. The winner will also receive a standard royalty contract for a Kindle edition of the winning chapbook. All entries are considered for publication. Christopher Bursk will judge. Submit a manuscript of up to 26 pages with a $15 entry fee by June 30. Send an SASE, e-mail, or visit the website for complete guidelines.

Finishing Line Press, Open Chapbook Competition, P.O. Box 1626, Georgetown, KY 40324. (859) 514-8966. Chris Kincaid, Editor.

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Our Independent Publishing Issue features an in-depth interview with Graywolf Press editor Jeff Shotts; a look at the successful partnerships of eleven small-press authors and their editors; a profile of indie essayist Charles D'Ambrosio; Donald Hall recalls a golden age of American poetry; best-selling author Miranda Beverly-Whittemore on the rewards of self-promotion; advice for self-published authors; a conversation with Guernica publisher Lisa Lucas; and much more.

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