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  • crwropps@aol.com
    The Midwest Writing Center is proud to sponsor the Mississippi Valley Poetry Chapbook Contest.  Please see link for details. Submissions accepted from May 1
    Message 1 of 6 , Jun 4, 2009
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      The Midwest Writing Center is proud to sponsor the Mississippi Valley Poetry
      Chapbook Contest.  Please see link for details. Submissions accepted from May 1 until July 31.




      http://www.midwestwritingcenter.org/2009%20Mississippi%20Valley%20Poetry%20Chapbook%20Contest.htm



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    • crwropps@aol.com
      http://www.midwestwritingcenter.org/WhatWeDo/Mississippi_Chapbook_Contest.htm The Mississippi Valley Poetry Chapbook Competition annually invites submissions
      Message 2 of 6 , May 6, 2010
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        http://www.midwestwritingcenter.org/WhatWeDo/Mississippi_Chapbook_Contest.htm



        The Mississippi Valley Poetry Chapbook Competition annually invites submissions for the
        selection of one poet’s collection to be published by MWC Press. Submissions must be
        postmarked between May 1 and July 31 each year. The annual winner is announced online
        in November.

        Past winners include Stephen Frech, The Dark Villages of Childhood (2008), and Meghan Brinson,
        Broken Plums on the Sidewalk (2009).

        Mississippi Valley Poetry Chapbook Competition
        2010 Judge
        Jennifer Perrine



        Review Guidelines
        Submit between 16 to 24 pages of poetry; manuscripts should be paginated and secured with a binder clip
        (no staples). No names or identifying information should appear on the poems.

        Enclose one cover page that includes:
        o - chapbook title
        o - author name
        o - address
        o - phone
        o - email
        Enclose a second cover page that includes only the chapbook title to allow for blind review.

        No cover letter is required; however, if poems have been previously published, an acknowledgments
        page should be included. Poems may be more than one page in length, but only one poem per page.
        Midwest Writing Center will publish the winning chapbook through MWC Press and make it available
        for sale. No manuscripts will be returned. Submissions that arrive ‘postage due’ will be returned unopened.

        Submission Information
        Submissions should be sent directly to Midwest Writing Center (see address below).

        Contest results will be announced via email. If you wish to receive the results in the mail, please include a
        SASE. All entries that include a check for $4 postage will receive a complimentary copy of the winning
        chapbook. Contact the contest administrator with any questions by emailing contest@...
        with the word “chapbook:” in the subject line.

        Deadline Dates
        Submissions must be postmarked between May 1 and July 31 each year.

        Prizes
        The winner of the Mississippi Valley Poetry Chapbook Contest will receive $100 prize money, have his/her
        manuscript published by Midwest Writing Center, and receive 15 free copies of the finished chapbook.

        Reading Fee
        There is a $15 reading fee per chapbook entry (multiple submissions accepted). If paying reading fee by
        check, make check payable to MWC and include payment with the manuscript submission to:

        Midwest Writing Center
        Mississippi Valley Poetry Chapbook Contest
        225 E. 2nd St., Suite 303
        Davenport, IA 5280



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      • crwropps@aol.com
        The Mississippi Valley Poetry Chapbook Competition annually invites submissions for the election of one poet’s collection to be published by MWC Press.
        Message 3 of 6 , Jul 13, 2010
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          The Mississippi Valley Poetry Chapbook Competition annually invites submissions for the
          election of one poet’s collection to be published by MWC Press. Submissions must be
          postmarked between May 1 and July 31 each year. The annual winner is announced online
          in November.
          http://www.midwestwritingcenter.org/WhatWeDo/Contests.htm

          Past winners include Stephen Frech, The Dark Villages of Childhood (2008), and Meghan Brinson,
          Broken Plums on the Sidewalk (2009).


          Mississippi Valley Poetry Chapbook Competition

          2010 Judge

          Jennifer Perrine

          Review Guidelines

          Submit between 16 to 24 pages of poetry; manuscripts should be paginated and secured with a binder clip
          (no staples). No names or identifying information should appear on the poems.


          Enclose one cover page that includes:

          o - chapbook title

          o - author name

          o - address

          o - phone

          o - email

          Enclose a second cover page that includes only the chapbook title to allow for blind review.


          No cover letter is required; however, if poems have been previously published, an acknowledgments
          page should be included. Poems may be more than one page in length, but only one poem per page.
          Midwest Writing Center will publish the winning chapbook through MWC Press and make it available
          for sale. No manuscripts will be returned. Submissions that arrive ‘postage due’ will be returned unopened.


          Submission Information

          Submissions should be sent directly to Midwest Writing Center (see address below).


          Contest results will be announced via email. If you wish to receive the results in the mail, please include a
          SASE. All entries that include a check for $4 postage will receive a complimentary copy of the winning
          chapbook. Contact the contest administrator with any questions by emailing
          <contest(at)midwestwritingcenter.org> (replace (at) with @)

          with the word “chapbook:” in the subject line.


          Deadline Dates

          Submissions must be postmarked between May 1 and July 31 each year.


          Prizes

          The winner of the Mississippi Valley Poetry Chapbook Contest will receive $100 prize money, have his/her
          manuscript published by Midwest Writing Center, and receive 15 free copies of the finished chapbook.


          Reading Fee

          There is a $15 reading fee per chapbook entry (multiple submissions accepted). If paying reading fee by
          check, make check payable to MWC and include payment with the manuscript submission to:


          Midwest Writing Center

          Mississippi Valley Poetry Chapbook Contest

          225 E. 2nd St., Suite 303

          Davenport, IA 52801




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        • aejos
          The Susan K. Collins/Mississippi Valley Poetry Chapbook Competition is Now Accepting Submissions The Mississippi Valley Poetry Chapbook Contest has official
          Message 4 of 6 , Aug 8, 2013
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            The Susan K. Collins/Mississippi Valley Poetry Chapbook Competition is Now Accepting Submissions

            The Mississippi Valley Poetry Chapbook Contest has official been renamed the Susan K. Collins/Mississippi Valley Poetry Chapbook Contest to honor the decade of service as Board President by Susan Collins.

            The Susan K. Collins/Mississippi Valley Poetry Chapbook Competition invites submissions of chapbook collections of poetry. Submissions are open between May 1 and September 30.

            The winner will be announced online via our website this fall. The winning manuscript will be published by MWC Press in the spring of 2014, and the author will receive 15 copies plus a cash prize of $100.

            2013 Judge: Gale Marie Thompson
            Gale Marie Thompson is the author of Soldier On (Tupelo Press, forthcoming) and the chapbooks If You’re a Bear, I’m a Bear (H_NGM_N, 2013) and Expeditions to the Polar Seas (Sixth Finch, 2013). Her work can be found in the Best New Poets 2012, Denver Quarterly, Columbia: A Journal of Literature and Art, Volt, Salt Hill, inter|rupture, diode, H_NGM_N, and others. She received her MFA at the University of Massachusetts and is a PhD candidate at the University of Georgia in Athens. She is the creator and editor of Jellyfish Magazine (jellyfishmagazine.org), and works at the Georgia Review.

            Contest Rules
            -Submit between 16 and 32 pages of poetry; manuscripts should be paginated and secured with a binder clip (no staples) or saved in a single document (.doc, .docx, .rtf, .pdf, .otd file types only). No names should appear on the poems.

            -Enclose two cover pages: first includes chapbook title, author’s name, address, phone, and email address. The second includes only the chapbook title to allow for blind review.

            -If you are submitting via email, please include chapbook title, author’s name, address, phone number, email address and PayPal transaction number (if applicable) in the body of the email.

            -No cover letter is required; however, if poems have been previously published, an acknowledgment page should be included.

            -Poems may be more than one page in length, but only one poem per page.

            -Winners will be posted online in November 2013. Midwest Writing Center will publish and make the winning chapbook available for sale.

            -No manuscripts will be returned—do not send your only copy. Submissions that are delivered ‘postage due’ will be returned unopened.

            Contact/Submission Information
            Hard copy submissions: should be sent directly to Midwest Writing Center, 225 E. 2nd St. Suite 303, Davenport, IA 52801. If you wish to receive written notification of the contest results, please include a self-addressed, stamped envelope.

            Email submissions: should be emailed to mwcATmidwestwritingcenterDOTorg


            mwc@... with the phrase “2013 Chapbook Contest Submission” in the subject line. Please include your PayPal transaction number.
            -All entries that also include (optional) a 6x9 self-addressed envelope with $2.50 in postage will receive a complimentary copy of the winning chapbook.

            Contact the contest administrators with any questions by emailing
            mwcATmidwestwritingcenterDOTorg


            mwc@... with the word “Chapbook Contest” in the subject line.

            Prizes
            The winners of the Susan K. Collins/Mississippi Valley Poetry Chapbook Contest will receive $100 prize money, their manuscripts will be published by MWC Press, and the will receive 15 free copies of the finished chapbook.

            Reading Fee
            There is a $15 reading fee per chapbook entry (multiple submissions accepted). If paying reading fee by check, make check payable to MWC and include payment with the manuscript submission to:

            Midwest Writing Center
            Susan K. Collins/Mississippi Valley Poetry Chapbook Contest
            225 E. 2nd St., Suite 303
            Davenport, IA 52801

            Pay via PayPal on the MWC website www.midwestwritingcenter.org, or MasterCard and Visa are also accepted over the phone—call (563) 324-1410 for more info.


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          • aejos
            SUSAN K. COLLINS POETRY CHAPBOOK CONTEST OPEN TO SUBMISSIONS THROUGH 9/30/14 The Midwest Writing Center will be taking submissions to its Susan K. Collins
            Message 5 of 6 , Jul 31, 2014
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              SUSAN K. COLLINS POETRY CHAPBOOK CONTEST OPEN TO SUBMISSIONS THROUGH 9/30/14

              The Midwest Writing Center will be taking submissions to its Susan K. Collins Poetry Chapbook Contest (f/k/a Mississippi Valley Poetry Chapbook Contest) through September 30. The winning chapbook will be published by MWC Press; the winner will also receive $100 and 15 free copies of the finished chapbook. 

              The guest judge for the 2014 Susan K. Collins Poetry Chapbook Contest Is NICK STURM. Nick Sturm is the author of several chapbooks, includingLabor Day (Forklift, OH) with Carrie Lorig and I Was Not Even Born (Coconut) with Wendy Xu. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in Black WarriorTypojubilatPEN, and Best American Nonrequired Reading 2014. A full-length book, How We Light, was published by H_NGM_N in 2013.
               
              GUIDELINES

              -Submit between 16 and 32 pages of poetry; manuscripts should be paginated and secured with a binder clip (no staples) or saved in a single document (.doc, .docx, .rtf, .pdf file types only, please).

              -No names should appear on the poems. Enclose two cover pages: first includes chapbook title, author’s name, address, phone, and email address; the second includes only the chapbook title to allow for blind review. No cover letter is required; however, if poems have been previously published, an acknowledgment page should be included. Poems may be more than one page in length, but only one poem per page. 

              -If you are submitting via email, please include chapbook title, author’s name, address, phone number, email address and PayPal transaction number (if applicable) in the body of the email.

              -Winner and finalists will be posted online in early 2015. MWC Press will publish and make the winning chapbook available for sale.  No manuscripts will be returned—do not send your only copy. Submissions that are delivered ‘postage due’ will be returned unopened. 

              -Hard Copy Submissions: should be sent directly to the Midwest Writing Center. If you wish to receive written notification of the contest results, please include a self-addressed, stamped envelope. 

              -Email Submissions: should be emailed to mwcATmidwestwritingcenterDOTorg
              mwc@... with the phrase “2014 Chapbook Contest Submission” in the subject line.  

              -All entries that also include (optional) a 6x9 self-addressed envelope with $2.50 in postage will receive a complimentary copy of the winning chapbook.  

              -Submissions must be postmarked May 1—September 30, 2014
               
              -The winner of the Susan K. Collins Poetry Chapbook Contest will receive $100 prize money, have his/her manuscript published by Midwest Writing Center, and receive 15 free copies of the finished chapbook.
               
              -There is a $15 submission fee per chapbook entry (multiple submissions accepted).
                
              -Methods of PaymentChecks payable to Midwest Writing Center should be mailed along with the manuscript to:
               
              Midwest Writing Center
              Susan K. Collins Poetry
              Chapbook Contest
              225 E. 2nd St., Suite 303
              Davenport, IA  52801
               
              Payment accepted via PayPal on the contest’s web page. MasterCard and Visa are also accepted; please send your name as it appears on the card, the card number, expiration date, and v-code along with your manuscript, or call the MWC to make payment over the phone. 

              -Contact the contest administrators with any questions by emailing mwcATmidwestwritingcenterDOTorg
              mwc@... with the word “Chapbook Contest” in the subject line, or visit www.midwestwritingcenter.org for contest brochure, online submissions, and complete contest information.  

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