fiction chapbook contest: Wilhelmus Award
2010 Thomas A. Wilhelmus Award
RopeWalk Press will award a prize of $1000 and 25 complimentary copies for a fiction chapbook written in English submitted under the following guidelines.
Each submission must:
Be available for exclusive book-length publication by RopeWalk Press. Stories, novellas, or stand-alone excerpts published individually in journals or magazines may be submitted, but the writer must hold copyright. Previously self-published chapbooks and translations are not eligible. Simultaneous submissions are acceptable, but if the manuscript is published/accepted by another press while under consideration, the author must promptly notify RWP in writing to withdraw the entry.
Include an entry fee of $15 ($5 for each additional manuscript submitted). Make check or money order payable to RopeWalk Press. This fee is non-refundable.
List the author’s name, street address, phone number, email address (if applicable), title of manuscript(s), and individual title(s) (table of contents) on a cover page. Acknowledgements are not required (but will, of course, be addressed once the winning chapbook is selected).
List only the title of manuscript and story (if applicable) on each page thereafter.
Consist of no more than 45 manuscript pages (double-spaced) per each individual submission.
Be addressed to Thomas A. Wilhelmus Award, RopeWalk Press, University of Southern Indiana, 8600 University Boulevard, Evansville, IN, 47712.
Be postmarked by July 1, 2010.
Include SAS postcard for receipt acknowledgement and/or SASE for contest results. All manuscripts will be recycled. Results will also be posted on the RWP web site.
All submissions will be considered for publication. All themes and/or subject matters are eligible. All rights revert to the writer upon publication.
For more information, email <ropewalkpress(at)usi.edu> (replace (at) with @)
ropewalkpress@... or phone 812/464-1855.
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