Letterpress Poetry Chapbook Competition Open for Submissions

Calling all poets with a chapbook manuscript! New York City’s Center for Book Arts (CBA) is accepting submissions for its annual Letterpress Poetry Chapbook Competition. The winning poet’s chapbook will be published by CBA in a limited edition designed by a book artist. The winner will also receive a cash prize of $500, an honorarium of $500 to participate in a reading with CBA, and a weeklong residency at Millay Arts in Austerlitz, New York. This year’s judge is Mei-Mei Berssenbrugge.

Using the online submission system, submit a poetry manuscript of up to 21 pages (or 450 lines) with a $30 entry fee by December 31. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

A tradition for over twenty-five years, the Letterpress Poetry Chapbook Competition has previously honored work by poets including Miriam Bird Greenberg, Luisa A. Igloria, and Katerina I. Ramos-Jordán. Bianca Rae Messinger won last year’s competition with Parallel Bars.