The Colrain Poetry Manuscript Conference will be held from August 18 to August 21 at the Brandt House Estate in Greenfield, Massachusetts, and from October 6 to October 9 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 for the August session includes poet Joan Houlihan and editor Martha Rhodes (Four Way Books). The faculty for the October conference includes poets Joan Houlihan and Fred Marchant, and editors Gabriel Fried (Persea Books) and Rusty Morrison (Omnidawn Publishing). The cost of the August session, which includes lodging and meals, is $1,675. The cost of the October session, which includes lodging and meals, is $1,425. 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.