2013 Finishing Line Press
OPEN CHAPBOOK COMPETITION
A prize of $1,000, print publication, 5 copies, and eBook version (standard royalty contract for eBook version) for a chapbook-length poetry collection.
Open to all.
Previous chapbook publication does not disqualify.
International entries are welcome. Multiple submissions are accepted.
Christopher Bursk will final judge.
The top-ten finalists will be offered publication. All entries will be considered for publication.
Submit up to 26 pages of poetry, PLUS bio, acknowledgments, SASE and cover letter with a
$15 entry fee by check or money order, or pay online using your credit card at http://www.finishinglinepress.com/product_info.php?cPath=2&products_id=566
Deadline: July 15, 2013 (DEADLINE)
Open Chapbook Competition
Finishing Line Press
P O Box 1626
Georgetown, KY 40324
Or submit via email to email@example.com in PDF format. Online submissions in PDF format only. Please, no zip files.
About the judge: Dr. Christopher Bursk
Chris Bursk, recipient of NEA, Guggenheim, and Pew Fellowships, is the author of nine books including his most recent, The First Inhabitants of Arcadia from the University of Arkansas Press, 2006.. His work has appeared in magazines such as Paris Review, American Poetry Review, Poetry, Manhattan Review, and The Sun. His poem, “Ovid at Fifteen,” won the Another Chicago Magazine Award, judged by Robert Dana. Chris has won numerous awards for his humanitarian and literary efforts including Bucks County Citizen of the Year and Poet Laureate of Bucks County. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christopher_Bursk
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Finishing Line Press
P O Box 1626
Georgetown, KY 40324
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You can pay the entry fee ($15) online here: http://www.finishinglinepress.com/product_info.php?cPath=2&products_id=566
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A self-addressed, stamped envelope (SASE) with the correct postage must accompany all manuscripts. A SASE is needed for any kind of response, even if the writer does not want the material returned.
A good photocopy of the manuscript or a computer printout, rather than the original, should be sent. Finishing Line Press is not responsible for lost manuscripts.
Recent winners and notables: Congratulations to poet Cheryl Loetscher and Finishing Line Press for Winning the New England Poetry Club's Jean Pedrick Chapbook Award (for the best chapbook published in the preceding year) for the Finishing Line Chapbook, Unclaimed Baggage, Judged by Harris and Svetlana Sussman; Tania Runyan's poetry collection Delicious Air won the 2007 Belles Lettres Book of the Year award by the Conference on Christianity and Literature. Brenda Kay Ledford's Shew Bird Mountain won the 2007 PAUL GREEN MULTIMEDIA AWARD. The Paul Green Multimedia Award is given by the North Carolina Society of Historians. Marianne Worthington’s Larger Bodies than Mine (NWV Series) won the 2007 Appalachian Book of the Year Award for Poetry awarded by the Appalachian Writers Association. Anne Wilson won the San Diego Book Award (for "a book of poetry ") for her book SOLEA! Congratulations to BG THURSTON author of Saving the Lamb for making the “Highly Recommended” list of the 8th Annual Massachusetts Book Awards; Frederick Smock's Sonnets was a finalist in the Kentucky Literary Awards for excellence in poetry. Linda Annas Ferguson’s chapbook, Stepping on Cracks in the Sidewalk, won an honorable mention in the 2007 Oscar Arnold Young Book Award of the Poetry Council of NC. Kaye Bache-Snyder won first place in the National Federation of Press Women’s annual competition, in category 75, creative verse for her book PINNACLES AND PLAINS. Carolyn Howard-Johnson was awarded the Military Writers Society of America Silver Award for Excellence for her chapbook of poetry, Tracings. Abigail Gramig's poem "Requiem" (first published by Finishing Line Press in her chapbook DUSTING THE PIANO) is included in Billy Collins' new anthology 180 More : Extraordinary Poems for Every Day by BILLY COLLINS (Editor). Julene Tripp Weaver author of Case Walking: An AIDS Case Manager Wails Her Blues; George Held, author of Grounded and The Art of Writing and Others, GARY L. LARK, author of Men At the Gates, Joyce Greenberg Lott,author of DEAR MRS. DALLOWAY, and to Paula Sergi author of FAMILY BUSINESS and John Brantingham author of PUTTING IN A WINDOW were all recently featured on Garrison Keillor's THE WRITER'S ALMANAC radio show. Karen Zaborowski Duffy’s (author of Giving in to the Smoke) poetry was featured on the PBS show The Newshour with Jim Lehrer . Michael Milburn’s poem “Preserved” from his FLP chapbook The Blessings of Motion and Silence appeared in Mary Karr’s weekly Book World feature, “Poet’s Choice.” In her column Ms. Karr picks a poem (or poems) each week and introduces it briefly. Book World is syndicated to a number of other papers, including the Washington Post Book World in The Washington Post National Weekly, washingtonpost.com, on-line data services and microfiche and CD-ROM versions of The Washington Post. Also appearing in The New Yorker (online only). Finishing Line Press has also been featured in Poet's Market Insider Report.