Sixteen Rivers Press is seeking submissions for a chapbook by a poet under forty years of age, to be published in Spring 2013. All styles and forms are welcome. The winner will receive $500 and 25 free copies of the chapbook. The winner will not be required to become a member of the collective, though he or she must commit to giving three or four readings in the Greater Bay Area to support the chapbook. The final judge for the manuscripts will be Camille Dungy.
Send TWO copies of your manuscript.
The manuscript must be postmarked no later than May 1, 2012. Authors must be under the age of forty on that date.
Former and current students, as well as close personal or professional friends of the judge, are ineligible.
The manuscript must be between 26 to 30 pages in length, 1 1/2-spaced lines.
Manuscripts must be paginated (pages numbered in order).
Include two title pages, one with full contact information, and one with the title only.
Do not include your name anywhere in the manuscript, as it is important to us that these be blind submissions.
Include an acknowledgments page listing previous publications of the poems.
Include a table of contents page.
Clip your manuscript using a butterfly clip. Do not use folders or any type of binding.
Include a $15 reading fee, payable to Sixteen Rivers Press.
Include an SASE for contest results.
Send your manuscript to Sixteen Rivers Press, P.O. Box 640663, San Francisco, CA 94164-0663.
Manuscripts cannot be returned. If you would like verification of receipt, please clip a stamped, self-addressed postcard to one copy of the manuscript.http://sixteenrivers.org/wordpress/http://sixteenrivers.org/wordpress/index.php/submissions/
Click on the link above and go to the contest official site