Saturday, January 29, 2011

chapbook entry fee

It's true that Floating Bridge Press asks our chapbook entrants to pay a $12 fee. But don't forget, the price of entering our competition includes a free copy of the winning chapbook, mailed to your home address, which is worth more than $12. And your entry fees help us underwrite the publication of that winning book.

We're still open for poetry chapbook entries, and will be until February 16. This is your chance to print out your poems, spread them across your floor, look for threads that connect one to another, and find out what you've been about lately. Perhaps the best part of all is putting your mind to the perfect title.

Looking forward to reading your poems.

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Poets on the Coast Writing Retreat for Women

Floating Bridge author Kelli Russell Agodon and board member Susan Rich are hosting the first annual "Poets on the Coast Writing Retreat for Women" at the Sylvia Beach Hotel in Newport, Oregon, on September 9-11th, 2011.

This is a chance to "connect, inspire each other, learn and write new poems together." All writing levels are welcome from very beginner to published poet. The weekend will focus on classes & gatherings to help inspire your writing, talk about publication, as well as one-on-one mentoring time.
Poets on the Coast

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Submit your manuscript!

The 16th Annual Floating Bridge Press Poetry Chapbook Competition is open for submissions until February 16, 2011. If you are a current resident of Washington State, you may submit a chapbook manuscript of up to 24 pages of poetry with a $12 entry fee. The winner receives $500, a Seattle reading in September, and 15 copies of the prize-winning chapbook. Our books are beautiful, archival-quality, perfect-bound, and collectable.

Previous winners include Joannie Kervran Stangeland, Nance Van Winckel, Donna Waidtlow, Molly Tenenbaum, Bart Baxter, Chris Forhan, Joseph Green, Kelli Russell Agodon, Michael Bonacci, Timothy Kelly, Annette Spaulding-Convy, Holly J. Hughes, Nancy Pagh, Katharine Whitcomb, and Laura Read.

Floating Bridge Press considers all individual poems for inclusion in our annual journal, Floating Bridge Review.

For complete guidelines and a look at our titles, please visit our web site.

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