poetry chapbook contest: Astounding Beauty Ruffian Press
The prize for our 2011 poetry chapbook contest is:
$10,000 and publication
of the winning manuscript
Unprecedented in the history of chapbook competitions, our cash award for the winning manuscript in 2011 is $10,000. In 2012, our cash prize will revert to $1,000. If we are ever able to scrape together another $10,000, our plan is to offer that amount as a prize once again. : )
Astounding Beauty Ruffian Press 2011 Poetry Award
for a chapbook-length manuscript
May 1 - August 31, 2011 (postmark date)
The award is $10,000 and publication by Astounding Beauty Ruffian Press.
10 - 20 pages of original poetry not already published, or committed to be published, as a collection
by a single author
English only, no translations
no more than one poem per page (however, a single poem may be longer than one page), typed in 12 pt. plain font
include a table of contents
please number pages
one title page with poet's name, address, telephone number, email, and title of
manuscript and a second title page with title only
biographical page (ONLY because we are interested in you as a person)
$20 entry fee, checks made payable to Astounding Beauty Ruffian Press and drawn on a U.S. bank - if you live outside the United States, please send the entry fee in the form of a cashier's check or money order
absolutely no paper clips, spring clips, staples, plastic covers, or folders -
we would rather not have to bother with these things, so don't waste your
Do not include a SASE - winner will be announced on our website in the fall of 2011.
Manuscripts will be recycled.
Send by regular, first-class mail only:
Astounding Beauty Ruffian Press
2155 Elk Creek Rd.
Stuart, Virginia 24171
***Authors may submit as many manuscripts as they like, but each must be accompanied by a check or money order for the $20 reading fee.
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- Astounding Beauty Ruffian Press 2015 Poetry Awardhttp://home.earthlink.net/%7Eastoundingbeautyruffianpress/index.html
http://home.earthlink.net/%7Eastoundingbeautyruffianpress/id1.html$1,000 and publication
May 1 - July 15, 2015GUIDELINES:Please submit:up to 15 pages of original poetry not already published or committed to be published as a collection or as part of a larger collection; individual poems may have been publishedby a single author 18 years of age or older and a U.S. citizen who is currently residing in this countryEnglish only, no translationsno more than one poem per page (however, a single poem may be longer than one page)typed in 12 pt. plain font (Helvetica, Times New Roman, etc.)no artworkinclude a table of contentsplease number pages (so we won't get them confused)a title page with poet's name, address, telephone number, email, and title of manuscript; one title page with title onlyany style or subject- themes are great, but not necessary$20 reading fee payable to Astounding Beauty Ruffian Press (check or money order)- please do not send cash, and we do not accept credit cardsno paper clips, spring clips, staples, plastic covers, or folders; we would rather not have to bother with these things, so don't waste your supplieswinner will be announced on our website in the fallinclude a stamped, self-addressed post card so we can let you know that we received your work, and a stamped, self-addressed envelope- in case we need to get in touch with you by regular mailmanuscripts will not be returnedSend by regular, first-class mail only:Astounding Beauty Ruffian PressPoetry Award2155 Elk Creek Rd.Stuart, VA 24171Notes:Authors may submit as many manuscripts as they like, but each must be accompanied by the reading fee.Poems do not need to be about horses. We just want excellent poetry, no matter what the style or subject.All manuscripts are read by the editors. Simultaneous submissions are acceptable, but please notify us immediately if your work is accepted by another press.If no winner is declared, all entry fees will be refunded.Astounding Beauty Ruffian Press follows CLMP standards.