Well, it was bound to happen. Because your humble editor neglected to thoroughly proofread the posted guidelines, the deadline was listed as May 15. For this year only, we will therefore extend the submission deadline from April 15 to May 15. (You’re welcome.) For those of you scrambling to get manuscripts into the mail, relax. For anyone who wants to take advantage of the (accidentally) extended deadline and submit a revised manuscript (not that there’s anything wrong with what you’ve already sent), that’s okay, too.
In just over two weeks–April 15–the submission period will close for the 4th annual Robin Becker Chapbook Prize. Spread the word! Order a prize-winning title! Send us your work! We’d love to make this the biggest year yet for the Becker Prize. Thanks so much for your continued support.
We’re thrilled to announce that Judith Barrington will judge this year’s Robin Becker Chapbook Prize. Judith is the author of three poetry collections, a prizewinning memoir, and a text on writing literary memoir. The poetry books are: Horses and the Human Soul, History and Geography, and Trying to be an Honest Woman. She has also recorded a CD of selected poems titled Harvest. Prose books are: Lifesaving: A Memoir (winner of the Lambda Book Award and finalist for the PEN/Martha Albrand Award for the Art of the Memoir), and Writing the Memoir: From Truth to Art which is used in numerous writing programs. Most recently, she has published two poetry chapbooks: Postcard from the Bottom of the Sea (8th Mountain Press) and Lost Lands (selected by Robin Becker as winner of the inaugural Robin Becker Chapbook Prize).
The reading period for the Robin Becker Prize is March 1 – April 15; complete guidelines are posted here.
Happy New Year to all our readers and writers. We’re excited to open our call for submissions to the Editor’s Prize Series–full details can be found here. Manuscripts will be accepted from January 1 until February 15. Please share the word!
While you’re browsing the guidelines, please take a look at our “In Production” tab to check out all the titles we’re launching in 2011, starting with Pedro Ponce’s Homeland: A Panorama in 50 States, due out in early January.
UPDATE: Pedro’s book has been delayed; we’re aiming to release it–at long last–in March. Please check his author page for more news & updates.
Guidelines are now up for the new, revamped Editor’s Prize (click on the “guidelines” tab at our main page). The reading period is January 1 – February 15, so get those chapbooks cookin’, folks.
The reading period for this year’s ReBound Series, which selects out-of-print chapbooks to publish in fresh, new editions, is now open (until October 15). Please spread the word, and please consider nominating a deserving out-of-print chapbook! Complete guildelines may be found here.