2013 Chapbook Contest from Fall for the Book and Gazing Grain Press
Deadline extended by one week! Submissions open through June 8, 2013!
About: An inclusive feminist chapbook contest edited by George Mason University MFA alumni and sponsored by the Fall for the Book literary festival. This contest is open to feminists of all genders and sexualities and is meant to promote socially conscious poetry and hybrid writing to a wide audience. We adhere to no one “definition” of feminism—we encourage a broad and diverse range of approaches. Challenge us!
The winner will be selected in early July, and the book will be published in September. The winner will be honored with a reading and reception at the Fall for the Book literary festival in Fairfax, VA (September 22 to 27, 2013).
Manuscripts are read by the editors, who will select a set of finalists to send to the judge for winner selection.
Reading Period: March 15-June 8, 2013.
Reading Fee: Reading fees start at $16. Options for purchasing discount catalog titles along with submission are included below.
Prize: Publication, 20% of print run, and invitation to read at the 2013 Fall for the Book literary festival in Fairfax, VA (accommodation and travel within the continental United States will be paid). Runners-up and/or designated finalists will also be invited to receive recognition at the event.
Judge: Cathy Park Hong
Cathy Park Hong’s first book, Translating Mo’um, was published in 2002 by Hanging Loose Press. Her second collection, Dance Dance Revolution, was chosen for the Barnard Women Poets Prize and was published in 2007 by WW Norton. Her third book of poems, Engine Empire, was published in May 2012 by WW Norton. Hong is also the recipient of a Fulbright Fellowship, a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, the New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship, and a Village Voice Fellowship for Minority Reporters. Her poems have been published in A Public Space, Poetry, Paris Review, Conjunctions, McSweeney’s, Harvard Review, Boston Review, The Nation, American Letters & Commentary, Denver Quarterly, and other journals. She is an assistant professor at Sarah Lawrence College and is regular faculty at the Queens MFA program in Charlotte, North Carolina.
(See category below for chapbook submission guidelines.)
Book Review Submissions
Book reviews are accepted unsolicited year-round. Reviews appear online at gazinggrainpress.wordpress.com
(See category below for book review submission guidelines.)
Chapbook Cover Art Submissions
(See category below for guidelines.)
Size limit: 3 files
Gazing Grain Press is accepting art for consideration for the cover of the 2013 winning chapbook. Cover art submissions will be open through at least June 30.
Submit no more than three images as representations of your work. Feel free to include a link to your website or web gallery in the submit form. If you wish, include a statement in your cover letter about what feminism means to you and your work. Visual art in any medium (including photographs of three-dimensional work) and photography is accepted.
The published artist will receive 10% of the print run and shall negotiate a usage contract with GGP.
Note: Art submissions are not read blind.
- Length: 500-1000 words.
- Unsolicited reviews are welcome.
- We only consider previously unpublished book reviews. A book review may be re-posted with proper acknowledgement of its first appearance at Gazing Grain Press.
- Edit please! Grammatical mistakes detract from the quality of a review.
- Appropriately and correctly cite and quote in MLA format. Provide links to publisher and seller where appropriate.
- Provide a bio of 50-100 words.
Note: Review submissions are not read blind.