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    Pavement Saw Chapbook Contest: Deadline 12/31 reduced cost this year, $15 mail (US) or $18 electronic, worldwide
    Message 1 of 4 , Dec 18, 2012
      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
      website http://www.pavementsaw.org/pages/chapcontest.htm

      $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
      Chapbook Contest
      321 Empire Street
      Montpelier, OH 43543

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