fiction chapbook contest: Burnside Review
- 2012 Burnside Review Poetry Chapbook Competition
Judge: Emily Kendal Frey
We are sponsoring our eighth annual poetry chapbook competition. Winner will receive ten copies and a two hundred dollar cash prize. Competition runs March 15th to June 30th. Winner will be announced approximately September 1st, with publication date set for winter. The same dedication and care will go into the production of the chapbook as with our journalquality original cover art, linen paper, excellent layout. We will make the publication process as cooperative as possible.
Contest runs March 15th-June 30th.
18 to 24 pages of poetry. Individual poems may be previously published. The writer's name should appear nowhere on the manuscript.
2 cover sheets, one with the title of the manuscript, your name, telephone number, and address. The second cover sheet should list only the title of the manuscript.
A page acknowledging previously published work.
IF BY POST: Include a self addressed stamped envelope and a check or money order for $15- made out to Burnside Review. Entry must be postmarked by June 30th to: Burnside Review Fiction Contest, P.O. Box 1782, Portland OR 97207.
IF BY ELECTRONIC SUBMISSION: E-mail all of above a single Word file to contests@.... Send $16- by Paypal to sid@.... Fee and entry must be submitted within 24 hours of each other. Receipt of entry will be send after both arrive. (This method will save money and trees.)
The initial readers of the manuscripts will be Burnside Review staff members. They will choose between five and ten manuscripts as finalists to be passed on to the judge for selection of the winning collection.
We ask that former students or colleagues of the Burnside Review Chapbook Contest's judgeas well as any writer whose relationship with the judge constitutes an unfair conflict of interestrefrain from entering the contest. The Burnside Review staff reserves the right to disqualify entries deemed conflicts of interest and will return those entry fees.
At no time will the judge have the names of the finalists.
Winner will receive 10 copies of the chapbook printed by Burnside Review Press and a cash prize of $200-.
All questions happily answered by e-mail : <sid(at)burnsidereview.org> (replace (at) with @ in sending email)
EMILY KENDAL FREY is the author of The Grief Performance (published by Cleveland State University Poetry Center in 2011) as well as several chapbooks and chapbook collaborations. She lives in Portland and teaches at PCC.