poetry chapbook contest: Pavement Saw
- Pavement Saw Chapbook Contest: Deadline 12/31
reduced cost this year, $15 mail (US) or $18 electronic, worldwide
Submit electronically, save the hassle of printing out a manuscript and have
your funds support poetry not the post office! Directly enter by using our
$500 and 50 copies of the winning chapbook will be awarded to the winner. In
addition to the prize winner, at least one other manuscript will be published
under a standard royalty contract (author paid 10% of 400 copy press run).
Everyone is allowed to submit regardless of previous publication history. Every
entrant will receive the equivalent cost of the entry fee in Pavement Saw Press
Unlike many publishers whose collections are printed one copy at a time and
therefore lack a large circulation, our chapbooks are published in a first
edition of 400 copies plus overage. While chapbooks rarely receive exposure,
ours have been reviewed in Poets and Writers, Publishers Weekly, The Georgia
Review, Small Press Review and many others. Our previous winners have had
subsequent full length books appear from a bevy of publishers including Ahsahta
Press, Curbstone Press, Cleveland State University Press, Birds llc, Bear Star
Press, Shearsman Books, Futurepoem Books, University of Georgia, Tupelo Press,
Hanging Loose Press and so on.
Submit up to 32 pages of poetry. Include a signed cover letter with your name,
address, phone number, e-mail, publication credits, a brief biography and the
title of the chapbook. Include a cover page with your contact information and
the chapbook title. Include a second page with the chapbook title only. Do not
include your name on any pages inside the manuscript except for the first title
page. No need for a contents page. All chapbooks are selected blindly /
anonymously. Manuscripts will be considered until December 31st, 2012. Entry
fee: $15 for US entries, $18 overseas, $18 electronic (world wide).
If you wish to submit electronically, send $18.00 via paypal to <info(at)pavementsaw.org>. Then e-mail the manuscript as an attachment to the same
address and we will send you an e-mail confirmation that your entry is all set.
Electronic submissions need to be sent as PDF files or as word (.doc or .docx)
files. Other formats are not accepted. The extra cost is to cover the paypal
fees as well as the time, labor, ink, and so on, to print out your manuscript.
Or use our website http://www.pavementsaw.org/pages/chapcontest.htm
If you wish to send via regular mail, have your envelope postmarked by December
31st and accompany your manuscript with a check in the amount of $15.00 payable
to Pavement Saw Press. All contributors to the contest will receive books,
chapbooks and journals equal to, or more than, the entry fee. Add $3 (US) for
other countries to cover the extra postal charge. Do not include an SASE for
notification of results. Do not send the only copy of your work. All manuscripts
are recycled and individual comments on the manuscripts cannot be made. This
year the editor will be the judge and, as it should be, he promises not to chose
former students, former or potential sexual partners, press interns, or people
that can make him famous. A decision will be reached in March. Entries should be
sent to our address at the bottom of the page.
Pavement Saw Press
321 Empire Street
Montpelier, OH 43543
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