poetry chapbook contest: Mad Hat Press
- MadHat Press is the non-profit imprint arm of the multimedia e-zine,
Mad Hatters’ Review and a production of MadHat Arts Inc. MadHat Press
seeks to foster the work of writers and poets: explosive, lyrical,
passionate, deeply wrought voices that stretch the boundaries of
language, narrative and image, vital and enduring literary voices that
sing on the page as well as in the mind.
Formerly based out of New York City, now at home in Asheville, North
Carolina, and with our Managing Editor currently situated in Reykjavik,
Iceland, MadHat Press is open to authors of all creeds and
distinctions, from the emerging to the emergent, from the multicultural
to the insolent. For a list of some of our contributors over the
years, click on the Mad Hatters’ Review tab.
To inaugurate the official birth of MadHat Press, CAConrad, Philly poet
extraordinaire and author of the gripping collection, The Book of Frank
(Wave 2010), will be judging the first poetry chapbook competition.
Future MadHat Press chapbook competitions will include flash-fiction,
short story, and novella categories.
MadHat Press places great emphasis on the aesthetics of design,
typography and the printed word. It is MadHat Press’s vision to connect
the reader with the physicality of the book in its creative unraveling.
The Press will also publish aesthetically pleasing e-books.
Please note guidelines for the “Wild and Wyrd” poetry chapbook
competition below. We look forward to receiving your submissions.
“Wild and Wyrd” Inaugural Poetry Chapbook Competition
June 15 – August 31
MadHat Press, an offspring of the non-profit innovative and
collaborative arts organization MadHat, Inc., invites submissions of
poetry manuscripts for its first chapbook contest. The genre “poetry”
is broad and includes prose and conceptual poetry. There are no
restrictions regarding form, style, or content.
This inaugural contest will be judged by CAConrad.
CAConrad is the author of The Book of Frank (Wave Books, 2010),
Advanced Elvis Course (Soft Skull Press, 2009), Deviant Propulsion
(Soft Skull Press, 2006), and a collaboration with Frank Sherlock, The
City Real & Imagined (Factory School Press, 2010). He has a new book
of poetry forthcoming, A Beautiful Marsupial Afternoon (Wave Books,
2012). He lives in Philadelphia and writes with his friends at
PhillySound, and he is a co-founder of PACE: Poet-Activist Community
Extension. Look for him at http://CAConrad.blogspot.com