This chapbook contest is open to writers worldwide, though poems must be original in English (no translations).
Submissions should be chapbook length, 32 - 40 pages with some thematic or structural cohesion. While we love prose poetry, this time please send only poems. Multiple entries are allowed, however each collection of poems is a separate entry requiring its own entry fee.
Entries will be screened in a blind review by the editors of Ravenna Press and those passing the initial screening will be forwarded to Ravenna‚Äôs associate judges, Cooper Renner, Harold Bowes and John Burgess, who will make the final decisions.
For hardcopy entries: Type or print clearly your name, address, email address, phone number, and the title of the chapbook onto a coversheet. No contact information should appear on the collection itself. Please number the pages and include a Table of Contents with your entry and an entry fee of $15.00 US by check or money order payable to Ravenna Press. Mail your entry to:
4917 S. Thor St.
Spokane, WA 99223
For entry by email, no coversheet is necessary. Include "Cathlamet" and your last name in the subject line. Address the email to: email@example.com
. Only the title of the collection (no entrant's name or contact information) may appear within the attached manuscript which should be a Word or PDF document. Please do include a Table of Contents and Acknowledgements, and number the pages. Payment of the entry fee should be via PayPal.
No more than 2/3 of the poems in the chapbook may be previously published works or works pending publication elsewhere. Winners will be required to certify that the work entered is their own original work and will be asked after the contest has been decided for biographical information for use in promotion. The contest is not open to authors under contract to Ravenna Press, to editors of or volunteers to Ravenna Press or to relatives/partners of those individuals.
Manuscripts will not be returned.
Winners will be announced in February, 2012, at Pax Ravenna, the Editor's blog, and on the Ravenna Press Facebook page.
Postmark deadline: December 31, 2011. Entries will be accepted beginning August 1, 2011.
First Prize: $500 (or equivalent in copies of the winning book), and publication in the Ravenna Pocket Series (a perfect bound book, 5 x 6", with ISBN and Library of Congress Cataloguing Number.)
Second Prize: $150, and consideration for publication in the Ravenna Pocket Series.
Third Prize: $100, and consideration for publication in the Ravenna Pocket Series.
Each winner awarded publication will receive 20 copies of his or her book without charge.http://www.ravennapress.com/http://www.ravennapress.com/books/cathlamet_prize.php
Click on the link above and go to the contest official site