It's been a long time since I've announced any chapbook-related news, but here are a few notes:
The deadline is approaching for the Seven Kitchens Press Robin Becker Chapbook Prize. The prize is given for an original, unpublished poetry manuscript, 16-24 pages, in English, by a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgendered or Queer writer. Deadline is May 15, 2010. $12.00 reading fee. Author will receive 50 copies if manuscript is selected for publication.
The Midwest Chapbook Series, sponsored by GreenTower Press and The Laurel Review, is accepting poetry manuscripts of 20-30 pages from anyone who is living in, from, or closely associated with the Midwest. Deadline is June 1, 2010. $10.00 reading fee. Winner will receive 100 copies and $250 honorarium plus travel expenses for reading in Northwest Missouri State University's Visitng Writers series.
Between April and August, Cooper Dillon Books welcomes submissions of chapbook and full-length poetry manuscripts. Manuscripts up to 35 pages in length will be considered for chapbooks. Cooper Dillon intends to select two chapbooks for publication through this reading period. Deadline is August 31, 2010. $10 reading fee or purchase of book from the press.