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The Colrain Poetry Manuscript Conference will be held from August 8 to August 10 at the Brandt House Estate in Greenfield, Massachusetts, and from September 25 to September 28 at Captain Whidbey Inn on Whidbey Island, Washington. The conference features evaluation and discussion of book-length and chapbook-length manuscripts with poets, editors, and publishers. The faculty includes poets Joan Houlihan and Fred Marchant; and editors Rusty Morrison (Omnidawn Publishing), Martha Rhodes (Four Way Books), and Jeff Shotts (Graywolf Press). The cost of the conference, which includes lodging and meals, is $1,375 for either session. Using the online submission system, submit three to four poems and a brief biography. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. There is no application fee. Visit the website for an application and complete guidelines.
Colrain Poetry Manuscript Conference, Concord Poetry Center, 40 Stow Street, Concord, MA 01742. (978) 897-0054. Joan Houlihan, Director.