Loading ...
Sorry, an error occurred while loading the content.

poetry chapbook contest for L/G/B/T poets

Expand Messages
  • crwropps@aol.com
    SEVEN KITCHENS PRESS http://sevenkitchens.blogspot.com announces the 2008 ROBIN BECKER CHAPBOOK PRIZE for an original, unpublished manuscript in English by a
    Message 1 of 2 , Mar 2 6:08 AM
    • 0 Attachment
      SEVEN KITCHENS PRESS
      http://sevenkitchens.blogspot.com

      announces the 2008 ROBIN BECKER CHAPBOOK PRIZE for an original, unpublished
      manuscript in English by a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual or Transgendered writer.

      Prize: $100 plus 25 copies.

      Submission deadline: Postmarked between March 1 and May 15 of each year.

      Eligibility: Open to all L/G/B/T poets writing in English (no translations,
      please).

      COMPLETE GUIDELINES:

      Any poet who identifies as L/G/B/T is eligible to submit to the Robin Becker
      Chapbook Award. The manuscript itself need not address L/G/B/T themes, though
      such work is welcome; there are no restrictions on content or form. Seven
      Kitchens Press publishes chapbooks of mainly poetry, but short fiction, prose
      poems, and anything in between are also welcome for consideration in this series.
      The final judge for this series is Robin Becker.

      Submit a paginated manuscript of 16-24 pages (not including front matter).
      Include two cover pages: one with the manuscript title, author name, address,
      e-mail and phone number; the second cover page should have the manuscript title
      only. Include a table of contents page. Include, if applicable, an
      acknowledgments page for work previously published.

      Please include, on a separate page, a brief (100-150 words) biographical
      note. The author's name must not appear in the manuscript. All manuscripts will be
      blind judged, meaning all identifying material will be separated from the
      manuscripts as they are logged in. Manuscript titles and their log numbers will
      be posted on the web site [http:// sevenkitchens. blogspot. com] (remove spaces
      from URL) as they are received.

      Simultaneous submissions are accepted, but please notify us promptly if your
      manuscript is accepted elsewhere. Submissions must be posted between March 1
      and May 15, 2008. The winning manuscript will be announced on or before August
      15. Manuscript finalists will also be announced, and may be eligible for
      publication in the chapbook series.

      Manuscripts will not be returned. E-mailed submission is preferred, but you
      may send via regular mail. Do not staple or bind your manuscript. If you are
      sending by mail, please use a binder clip and mail flat in an 8.5 x 11 envelope.
      If you are sending by e-mail, please send one document in Microsoft Word
      format (.doc or .rtf files are ideal); you must include the words "Robin Becker
      Chapbook" in the subject line of your e-mail.

      Include a $12 reading fee with each manuscript you submit (multiple
      submissions are welcome). Checks should be made payable to Ron Mohring. Online payment
      may be made via PayPal to sevenkitchens(at)yahoo.com (replace (at) with @).
      Each entrant will receive one copy of the winning chapbook, to be published
      before December 31, 2008.

      The winner will receive $100 and 25 copies of the chapbook. Additionally, the
      publisher will distribute ten review copies and will solicit online reviews
      of the chapbook. Send your manuscript:

      ~ by e-mail, as a Microsoft Word attachment, to: sevenkitchens(at)yahoo.com;
      or
      ~ by mail to Ron Mohring, Publisher; PO Box 668; Lewisburg PA 17837.

      ABOUT THE SERIES JUDGE:

      Robin Becker serves as poetry editor for the WOMEN'S REVIEW OF BOOKS and is a
      professor of English and Women's Studies at Pennsylvania State University.
      She is the author of six collections of poems, including GIACOMETTI'S DOG
      (1990), ALL-AMERICAN GIRL (1996), THE HORSE FAIR (2000) and DOMAIN OF PERFECT
      AFFECTION (2006), all from the University of Pittsburgh Press, and of the chapbook
      VENETIAN BLUE(Frick Art & Historical Center, 2002).

      Her honors include the 1997 Virginia Faulkner Prize for Excellence in Writing
      from PRAIRIE SCHOONER magazine and fellowships from the Mary Bunting
      Institute of Radcliffe College, the Massachusetts Artists Foundation, and the National
      Endowment for the Arts. Her work has received numerous Pushcart Prize
      nominations, as well as the 1997 Lambda Literary Award. In 1998 she was Visiting
      Scholar at The Center for Gay and Lesbian Studies at The City University of New
      York. In 2007, she was the Sandra and Gary Sojka Visiting Poet at Bucknell
      University.


      **************
      Ideas to please picky eaters. Watch video on AOL Living.


      (http://living.aol.com/video/how-to-please-your-picky-eater/rachel-campos-duffy/2050827?NCID=aolcmp00300000002598)


      [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
    • crwropps@aol.com
      SEVEN KITCHENS PRESS announces the 2009 ROBIN BECKER CHAPBOOK PRIZE for an original, unpublished manuscript in English by a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual or
      Message 2 of 2 , May 7, 2009
      • 0 Attachment
        SEVEN KITCHENS PRESS announces the 2009 ROBIN BECKER CHAPBOOK PRIZE for an
        original, unpublished manuscript in English by a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual or
        Transgendered writer.

        Prize: $100 plus 25 copies.
        Submission deadline: Postmarked between March 1 and May 15 of each year.
        Eligibility: Open to all L/G/B/T/Q poets writing in English (no translations,
        please).

        PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING CHANGE TO THIS YEAR’S COMPETITION: Two manuscripts
        will be selected as CO-WINNERS of the 2009 Robin Becker Prize: one by a writer
        with no previous book or chapbook, and the other by a writer with previous book
        or chapbook publication.

        Please read the guidelines carefully; the complete guidelines are posted on the
        Seven Kitchens site (see URL below) and we are not responsible for other
        versions that may be posted, in whole or in part, elsewhere.

        GUIDELINES:

        Any poet who identifies as L/G/B/T/Q is eligible to submit to the Robin Becker
        Chapbook Prize.
        • The manuscript itself need not address L/G/B/T/Q themes, though such work is
        welcome.
        • The final judge for this year's series is Ruth L. Schwartz.
        Submit a paginated manuscript of 16-24 pages (not including front matter).
        • Include two cover pages: one with the manuscript title, author name,
        address, e-mail and phone number; the second cover page should have the
        manuscript title only.
        • Include a table of contents page.
        • Include, if applicable, an acknowledgments page for work previou
        sly
        published.
        • Please include, on a separate page, a brief (100-150 words) biographical
        note, including a statement of any previous or pending book or chapbook
        publication.
        The author's name must not appear in the manuscript.
        • All manuscripts will be blind judged, meaning all identifying material will
        be separated from the manuscripts as they are logged in.
        • Manuscript titles and their log numbers will be posted on the WEB SITE
        [http:// sevenkitchens. blogspot. com] (remove spaces from URL) as they are
        received.
        Simultaneous submissions are accepted, but please notify us promptly if your
        manuscript is accepted elsewhere.
        • Submissions must be posted between March 1 and May 15, 2009.
        • The winning manuscripts will be announced on or before August 15, 2009.
        • Manuscript finalists will also be announced, and may be eligible for
        publication in the chapbook series.
        Manuscripts will not be returned. E-mailed submission is preferred, but you may
        send via regular mail.
        • If you are sending by mail, do not staple or bind your manuscript; please
        use a binder clip and mail flat in an 8.5 x 11 envelope.
        • If you are sending by e-mail, please send one document in Microsoft Word
        format (.doc, .docx or .rtf files are ideal); you must include the words “Robin
        Becker Chapbook” in the subject line of your e-mail.
        • Include a $12 reading fee with each manuscript you submit (
        multiple
        submissions are welcome). IMPORTANT: Checks should be made payable to Ron
        Mohring. Online payment may be made via PayPal to sevenkitchens at yahoo dot
        com.
        • Each entrant will receive one copy of the winning chapbook, to be published
        during winter of 2009.
        • Each co-winner will receive $100 and 25 copies of her or his chapbook.
        Additionally, the publisher will distribute ten review copies and will solicit
        online reviews of each chapbook.
        Send your manuscript:
        • by e-mail, as a Microsoft Word attachment, to: sevenkitchens at yahoo dot
        com; or
        • by mail to Ron Mohring, Publisher; PO Box 668; Lewisburg PA 17837.
        ABOUT THIS YEAR'S JUDGE:
        Ruth L. Schwartz is the author of four award-winning books of poetry and a
        memoir: Dear Good Naked Morning, selected by Alicia Ostriker for the Autumn
        House Poetry Prize (Autumn House, 2004); Edgewater, selected by Jane Hirshfield
        as a 2001 National Poetry Series winner (HarperCollins, 2002); Singular Bodies
        (Anhinga Press, 2001), winner of the 2000 Anhinga Prize for Poetry; Accordion
        Breathing and Dancing (University of Pittsburgh Press, 1996), winner of the 1994
        Associated Writing Programs Award; and Death in Reverse: A Love Story (Michigan
        State University Press, 2004).
        Ruth has won over a dozen national literary prizes, including two Nimrod/Pablo
        Neruda Awards, two Chelsea Magazine Editor's Awards, the North Carolina Writer's
        Network Randall Jarrell Prize, and the New Letters Prize in Poetry. She has20
        received grants from the NEA, the Ohio Arts Council, and the Astraea Foundation.
        Her poems have been anthologized in The World in Us: Lesbian and Gay Poetry of
        the Next Wave (St. Martin's Press, 2000), American Poetry: Next Generation
        (Carnegie-Mellon University Press, 2000), The New Young American Poets (Southern
        Illinois University Press, 2000), and elsewhere.
        ABOUT THE SERIES:
        This chapbook series honors Robin Becker, whose continuing accomplishments as a
        poet, professor, and mentor of lesbian and gay writers deserve wider acclaim.
        Becker serves as poetry editor for the Women's Review of Books and is a
        professor of English and Women's Studies at Pennsylvania State University. She
        is the author of six collections of poems, including Giacometti's Dog (1990),
        All-American Girl (1996), The Horse Fair (2000) and Domain of Perfect Affection
        (2006), all from the University of Pittsburgh Press, and of the chapbook
        Venetian Blue (Frick Art & Historical Center, 2002).
        Becker's honors include individual fellowships from the Bunting Institute, the
        Massachusetts Cultural Council, and the National Endowment for the Arts. She won
        the 1996 Lambda Literary Award for All-American Girl, and the 1997 Virginia
        Faulkner Prize for Excellence in Writing from Prairie Schooner Magazine. In
        1998, Becker was a visiting Scholar at the Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies at
        the City University of New York. In 2007, she was the Sandra and Gary Sojka
        Visiting Poet at Bucknell University. She has served as final judge for
        many
        national poetry competitions including the Astrea Awards, the Benjamin Saltman
        Prize from Red Hen Press, The Idaho Prize from Lost Horse Press, the John Ciardi
        Prize from Bk Mk Press, and the Prairie Schooner Book Award in Poetry. Becker's
        column on poetry and the poetry scene, "Field Notes," appears in the Women's
        Review of Books.






        [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
      Your message has been successfully submitted and would be delivered to recipients shortly.