colonies and retreats

Letterpress Poetry Chapbook Competition

Center for Book Arts
Greater than $20
Deadline: 
December 15, 2017

A prize of $500 and letterpress publication by the Center for Book Arts is given annually for a poetry chapbook. The winner will also receive an additional $500 to give a reading with the contest judge at the Center for Book Arts in New York City in Fall 2018, and a weeklong residency at the Winter Shakers Program at the Millay Colony for the Arts in Austerlitz, New York. Natasha Trethewey will judge. Submit a manuscript of up to 21 pages (or 450 lines) with a $25 entry fee by December 15. Visit the website for the required entry form and complete guidelines.

Chautauqua Prize

Chautauqua Institution
Greater than $20
Deadline: 
December 15, 2017

A prize of $7,500 is given annually for a book of fiction or creative nonfiction published during the previous year. The winner also receives a weeklong all-expenses-paid summer residency at Chautauqua Institution in Chautauqua, New York. Authors, publishers, agents, or readers may submit eight copies of a book (or bound galleys) published in 2017 with a $75 entry fee by December 15. Visit the website for the required entry form and complete guidelines.

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