poetry chapbook contest: Wings Press
- "READING PERIOD: OCT. 1 - DEC. 31, 2010 • WINNER ANNOUNCED APRIL 2011 •
PUBLICATION IN SEPTEMBER 2011
The Whitebird Chapbook Series
This chapbook series is named in honor of Joanie Whitebird, founder of
Wings Press. As The Texas Observer described her, Joanie was “an
old-fashioned fence hater, a wire-cutter, a woman in love with the open
road, with open relationships, with open futures fraught with
possibilities.” We honor her spirit by using this series to introduce
new and innovative poetic voices.
The Whitebird Chapbook Series is an open competition. The entries are
given two "blind" readings, resulting in five finalists. The winning
manuscript is announced in April and published in September by Wings
Press in an edition limited to 500 numbered and signed copies, of which
100 copies are given to the poet. The chapbooks are printed on fine
paper and hand-sewn by the publisher.
Submit 20 to 30 pages of poetry, preferably with a thematic orientation
rather than a miscellany.
Poems may have been published previously in journals, e-zines, etc.
Do not include your name on any page other than on a separate title
page and your cover letter.
Your cover letter should include a short biographical statement,
including prior publications.
Include a letter-sized SASE for notification.
Mss are not returned.
Submission fee: $15 (check or money order made out to Wings Press)
"Whitebird Chapbook Series"
627 E. Guenther
San Antonio, TX 78210