Crab Orchard Review

Open Competition
Deadline: 
- Check back on October 15 for Upcoming Deadline

Two prizes of $4,000 each and publication by Southern Illinois University Press are given annually for two poetry collections by U.S. poets. Each winner will also give a reading at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale. Adrienne Su will judge. Submit a manuscript of 50 to 80 pages with a $25 entry fee ($28 for online submissions), which includes a one-year subscription to Crab Orchard Review, by November 18. Send an SASE or visit the website for complete guidelines.

Crab Orchard Review, English Department, Mail Code 4503, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL 62901. Jon Tribble, Managing Editor.

Current Issue

Cover Story 

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.

Let's Just Do This: Eleven Small-Press Authors and their Publishing Partners

by Kevin Larimer

Special Section

Posted 10.15.14

November/December 2014

Eleven small-press authors and their publishing partners discuss the independent approach—and all the passion, commitment, and love that comes with it—to bringing books into the world.

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Agents & Editors: Jeff Shotts

by Michael Szczerban

Special Section

Posted 10.15.14

November/December 2014

Graywolf Press executive editor Jeff Shotts discusses the power of patience in publishing, editing as an act of empathy, and why it’s an exciting time to be a poet.

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Finding Gems in Lost & Found

by Rebecca Bates

News and Trends

Posted 10.15.14

November/December 2014

The Center for Humanities at the CUNY Graduate Center in New York City is making the ephemeral more tangible through its Lost & Found chapbook series.

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