chapbook and prose poetry book award: Firewheel Editions
- Firewheel Editions announces the third SentenceBook Award and the fifth Firewheel Chapbook Award.
The Firewheel Chapbook Award is given to acollection of no more than 20 manuscript pages in any genre. Preference is forinnovative work (liberally interpreted), work that crosses genres, work that combinesimages and text, work in formats other than the traditionally bound book, orwork that may have difficulty finding publication elsewhere due to the nature,typography, or format of the work. The recipient of the award will receive 50copies out of a limited edition. Entry fee: $15 by check to Firewheel Editionsor by PayPal at http://firewheel-editions.org Checks and submissions may bemailed to Firewheel Chapbook Award, Box 7, WCSU, 181 White St., Danbury, CT06810. Electronic submissions may be sent to <chapbook(at)firewheel-editions.org> (replace (at) with @).Postmark/Timestamp Deadline for submissions and fees: November 17, 2010, 11:59pm PST.
The Sentence Book Award will be givento a book-length manuscript of prose poems or a book-length manuscriptconsisting substantially of prose poems (for example, a book that is half prosepoems and half free-verse, or a book-length sequence that mixes passages ofprose poetry with other modes). The recipient of the award will receivepublication in a trade paper edition with a standard royalty contract and 50copies of the book. All entrants will receive Sentence #8 (entrants whoare already subscribers will have their subscription extended by one issue).Entry fee: $25 by check to Firewheel Editions or by PayPal at http://firewheel-editions.org.Checks and submissions may be mailed to Sentence Book Award, Box 7,WCSU, 181 White St., Danbury, CT 06810. Electronic submissions may be sent to
<sentence(at)firewheel-editions.org> (replace (at) with @). Postmark/Timestamp Deadline for submissionsand fees: November 17, 2010, 11:59 pm PST.
Firewheel Editions subscribes to the CLMPCode of Ethics: "CLMP's community of independent literary publishersbelieves that ethical contests serve our shared goal: to connect writers andreaders by publishing exceptional writing. We believe that intent to actethically, clarity of guidelines, and transparency of process form thefoundation of an ethical contest. To that end, we agree to 1) conduct ourcontests as ethically as possible and to address any unethical behavior on thepart of our readers, judges, or editors; 2) to provide clear and specificcontest guidelines defining conflict of interest for all parties involved; and3) to make the mechanics of our selection process available to the public. ThisCode recognizes that different contest models produce different results, butthat each model can be run ethically. We have adopted this Code to reinforce ourintegrity and dedication as a publishing community and to ensure that ourcontests contribute to a vibrant literary heritage."
The recipient of the Sentence Awardwill be selected by Brian Clements, Editor of Sentence and FirewheelEditions; the recipient of the Firewheel Chapbook Award will be selected byBrian Clements and Tom Nackid, Design Manager for Firewheel Editions. In theevent that no recipient is chosen for either award, entry fees will be returnedto all of the award's entrants. Authors who have published a chapbook or bookwith Firewheel Editions, authors who have served on the Board of ContributingEditors of Sentence, graduate or undergraduate students and relatives ofBrian Clements and Tom Nackid, and all past and current staff members of Sentenceand Firewheel Editions are ineligible. All manuscripts will come to the editorsanonymously after screening and preparation by Firewheel staff.
-Chapbook Award entrants must explain any special production requirements fortheir projects in the cover letter.
-All entrants must provide email address or SASE for Award results.
-Unless SASE with sufficient postage for return is included, manuscripts will berecycled.
-Multiple submissions are acceptable with an entry fee for each submission.
-Translations are acceptable with proof of permission to publish translations.
-Electronic submissions must be sent as a single attachment in .rtf (preferredfor text-only submissions), .doc, or .pdf
-All submitted manuscripts must include a one-page cover with author's name,title, author's email address, and name of
Award (Chapbook or Sentence); also include a secondtitle page with title only.
-The author's name should be recognizable nowhere in the manuscript other thanon the cover page.
For more information on Sentence andFirewheel Editions, visit http://firewheel-editions.org or email <info(at)firewheel-editions.org> (replace (at) with @>
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