The Colrain Poetry Manuscript Conference will be held from August 9 to August 12 at the Brandt House Estate in Greenfield, Massachusetts. Poets who have previously attended a Colrain conference, or whose manuscripts are under contract for publication or have been a winner, finalist, or semi-finalist for a prize, are eligible. The conference features evaluation and discussion of book-length and chapbook-length poetry manuscripts with poets, editors, and publishers. The faculty includes poet Joan Houlihan and editor Martha Rhodes (Four Way Books). The cost of the session, which includes lodging, meals, and a manuscript consultation, is $1,675. 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.