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Thursday, June 03, 2010

Poetry chapbook contest: Split Oak Press

(This news courtesy of R. S. White)

2010 Chapbook Contest Guidelines

--First Prize: $500, publication by Split Oak Press, August 2010, and 20 copies of the chapbook.The editors reserve the right to publish the second place writer's manuscript as well.

--The contest runs from January 1, 2010 until June 15, 2010. All entries must be postmarked by June 15, 2010. No email submissions.

--How to submit: Please send manuscripts, cover letters, and checks for entry fees to the following address:

Split Oak Press

PO Box 700

Vestal, NY 13851

--What to submit: We welcome poems of new poets as well as those by published poets. Mail your previously unpublished manuscript of 26-30 pages, a short cover letter, and a check or money order for $15 made out to Split Oak Press. Include an address, phone number, and email
where we can reach you.

--Payment for Entry: Please include a check or money order for $15 to Split Oak Press. Consider your cancelled check a receipt that your manuscript has been received.

--Our Process for Judging: Because we want the contest to be fair, please remove your name and any identifying information from the manuscript itself. Our editors will narrow the field down to 20 manuscripts, which will be presented to John Smelcer in July. Winners will be announced August 5.