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The Colrain Poetry Manuscript Conference will be held from November 13 to November 16 and January 15 to January 18, 2016, at the Brandt House Estate in Greenfield, Massachusetts. The conference features evaluation and discussion of book-length and chapbook-length manuscripts with poets, editors, and publishers. The faculty for the November and January sessions includes poets and editors Joan Houlihan and Martha Rhodes of Four Way Books. The cost of the November and January sessions, which includes lodging, meals, and a pre-conference manuscript reading by Joan Houlihan, is $1,675 ($1,425 for previous attendants); previous Colrain participants, poets who have published a book, or poets who have been a finalist or semi-finalist for a full-length or chapbook manuscript competition are eligible to apply. 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.