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Re: chapbook competition



In a message dated 97-06-19 15:53:37 EDT, you write:

<< >To the list:  would someone kindly send me the specifics of the
 chapbook competition announced June 17 or 18 on this list? I zapped it by
 mistake.  Many thanks >>
For Immediate Release

Contact Nina Schneider
bookarts@xxxxxxxxxxxx


Center for Book Arts announces the judges for 1998 Poetry Chapbook
Competition:
Gerald Stern and Sharon Dolin.

Gerald Stern is the author of nine books of poetry, most recently ODD MERCY
(1995), published by W.W. Norton, and BREAD WITHOUT SUGAR (1992), also from
Norton. LEAVING ANOTHER KINGDOM:SELECTED POEMS (1990) was published by
Harper & Row. The recipient of numerous awards and fellowships, he won the
1996 Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize, and the 1996 best poem award from The American
Poetry Review. He taught for many years on the faculty of the Writer's
Workshop at the University of Iowa.

Sharon Dolin's book of poems, HEART WORK (1995), was published by The Sheep
Meadow Press, and a letterpress chapbook, CLIMBING MOUNT SINAI (1996), was
published by Dim Gray Bar Press and printed at the Center for Book Arts. Her
awards include a Fulbright Scholarship to Italy, several residencies at
Yaddo, and an award from the Poetry Society of America. She is on the
faculty of Humanities at The Cooper Union in New York City, and also teaches
poetry workshops at the New School and the 92nd Street Y in New York City,
and at the Cape Cod Writer's Conference.

The Center For Book Arts invites submissions to its annual Poetry Chapbook
Competition. The winning poet will be chosen in April, 1998, and will be
awarded with the publication of a letterpressed, limited-edition chapbook
designed, printed, and bound by artists at the Center, as well as a cash
award of $500, and a $500 honorarium for a reading which will be held at the
Center for Book Arts in New York City at a 1998 date to be announced. The
edition will be limited to 100 signed and numbered copies. Ten copies of the
edition will be reserved for the poet, and the remaining copies will be
offered for sale through the Center for Book Arts.

GUIDELINES: Entrants should submit a collection of poems no longer than 24
pages, or one poem no longer than 500 lines. Each manuscript must include a
$10 reading fee, as well as a SASE for announcement of the winner and
publication information. The manuscript should not have the author's name on
it, but should include a separate cover sheet with the author's name,
address, telephone number, and the title of the work. All entries must be
typewritten on one side of 8 1/2" by 11" paper. Poets may submit more than
one entry. Manuscripts will not be returned. Keep the original copy of your
manuscript(s) and submit a good-quality photocopy. Individual poems may have
already appeared in magazines or anthologies. Entrants can also submit a
self-addressed, stamped postcard to confirm receipt of manuscript (this is
not required). Announcement of the winning entry will take place in April of
1998. All copyrights will revert back to the poet after publication. The
reading fee will be credited toward the purchase of the winning chapbook.
Make checks payable to Center for Book Arts. Entries must be postmarked by
December 31, 1997.



Nina M. Schneider
Program Director

Center for Book Arts
626 Broadway, 5th floor
New York, NY  10012
(212) 460-9768
(212) 673-4635 fax
bookarts@xxxxxxxxxxxx


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