WHO: Standing Rock Cultural Arts
WHAT: ROCK IN THE RIVER ANNUAL OPEN POETRY CHAPBOOK COMPETITION
Winning chapbook will be released as the 2015 title in the Rock in the River Literary Series. Each entrant to the contest will receive a complimentary copy.
PRIZES: Winner receives 25 copies & $50 minimum cash prize. In event of a tie, each winner will receive 15 copies & $25 minimum cash prize.
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WHEN: July 15, 2014-October 15, 2014 (electronic by 11:59 PM Eastern Standard Time; postmark by Oct 15th)
Winner will be announced electronically in early December and chapbooks will be distributed in early spring.
ENTRY FEE: $9 per manuscript
PURPOSE: To promote the literary arts in our general area, promote poet/s with publication, and potentially raise funds for SRCA charitable nonprofit arts programming (including poetry readings at Last Exit Books and the New World Children’s Theatre Playwriting Workshops) through any remaining entry fees/gallery sales of winning chapbook.
2014 GUEST (BLIND) JUDGES:
NATHAN KEMP is an associate editor for Whiskey Island, a poetry editor for Barn Owl Review, and a staff reviewer for American Microreviews and Interviews. His work appears or is forthcoming in Bodega, Columbia Poetry Review, H_NGM_N, and South Dakota Review. He lives in Akron, Ohio. He can be found at nathanckemp.tumblr.com
NATASHA RODRIGUEZ-CARROLL is a graduate student in poetry in the NEOMFA consortium and a former Wick Poetry Center Fellow. She has a BA in Spanish from Kent State University. Her poems have appeared in Jenny, Black Feminist Manifesto, Luna Negra, and the Speak Peace Traveling Exhibit. Natasha lives in Kent, Ohio, with her husband and daughter.
CARLA THOMPSON, mother, poet, activist, and educator, believes that the arts are the highest form of self- expression and exploration. Her professional work has centered on helping women and youth find ways to give artistic form to everyday challenges. She has facilitated poetry workshops for social justice, as well as a therapeutic poetic arts program for incarcerated youth. Carla holds a BA in English and a M.Ed. She has been a high school, GED, and adjunct educator and an award-winning journalism instructor. Carla competes on the Lake Effect Poetry slam team and is an artist in residence at The Center for Arts-Inspired Learning. Peruse her ramblings: http://thetkspeakeasy.wordpress.com/.
Standing Rock Cultural Arts is a 501(c)(3) charitable nonprofit art and educational organization located at 257 N Water St in downtown Kent, Ohio, whose mission is to build community through the arts.