Wells College Press invites submissions to its annual Poetry Chapbook Contest. The deadline for the competition is November 30, 2016. The winner will be announced in January 2017.
The author of the chosen manuscript will receive 20 copies of the letterpress printed, hand-sewn chapbook. The author will also be invited to read from her or his new chapbook at Wells College in the fall of 2017. The poet will receive a $500 honorarium + room and board for the reading.
We print editions of 150 signed and numbered copies. We craft every aspect of our chapbooks individually and obsessively: Prior chapbooks have included all type and ornament cast in metal at the Bixler Letterfoundry in Skaneatles specifically for those projects. Our books also feature hand-set title pages and hand-sewn bindings. The winning chapbook will continue this tradition of craftsmanship.
How to submit:
Online via Submittable: https://wellscollegepress.submittable.com/submit
Or mail hard copies to:
Wells Book Arts Center
170 Main Street
Aurora, New York 13026.
Make checks for $20 payable to Wells College Press, with “WCPress entry fee” on the memo line. Include an SASE for notification of the results. Optional: Include a self-addressed, stamped postcard for acknowledgment of receipt. The final judges of the 2017 WCP Poetry Chapbook Contest are Professor Emeritus of English Bruce Bennett and Assistant Professor of English Dan Rosenberg.
Learn more at wellsbookartscenter.org.