2018 Letterpress Poetry Chapbook / Deadline: December 15

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The Center for Book Arts invites submissions to its annual Poetry Chapbook Program by December 15, 2017. The selected manuscript will be determined in May 2018 and will be awarded with the publication of a beautifully designed, letterpress-printed, limited-edition chapbook printed and bound by artists at the Center for Book Arts. The edition is limited to 100 signed and numbered copies, 10 of which are reserved for the author and the remainder of which will be offered for sale through the Center. The selected poet will also receive a cash award of $500 and a $500 honorarium for a reading, to be held at the Center in the fall of 2018, as well as an exclusive opportunity for a week long stay at the Millay Colony for the Arts in Austerlitz, New York as one of their Winter Shakers. This year’s curator will be Natasha Trethewey, 19th Poet Laureate of the United States (2012-2014).

This year’s preliminary reviewers will be Sheila Maldonado, Amanda Deutch, and Mariahdessa Ekere Tallie, with final manuscripts judged by Natasha Trethewey. Trethewey served two terms as the 19th Poet Laureate of the United States (2012-2014) . The selected manuscript will be determined in the spring of 2018 and will be awarded with the publication of a beautifully designed, letterpress-printed, limited-edition chapbook printed and bound by artists at the Center for Book Arts. The edition is limited to 100 signed and numbered copies, ten of which are reserved for the author and the remainder of which will be offered for sale through the Center.

ABOUT THE JUDGE

Natasha Trethewey served two terms as the 19th Poet Laureate of the United States (2012-2014) and a term as Poet Laureate of the state of Mississippi (2012-2016). She is the author of four collections of poetry: Domestic Work(Graywolf, 2000), Bellocq’s Ophelia (Graywolf, 2002), Native Guard (Houghton Mifflin, 2006), for which she was awarded the 2007 Pulitzer Prize, and, most recently, Thrall (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2012.) Her book of creative non-fiction, Beyond Katrina: A Meditation on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, was published in 2010 (University of Georgia Press). A fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, she is Board of Trustees Professor of English at Northwestern University.

For more information about how to apply please visit their website: http://centerforbookarts.org/opportunities/for-writers/