Thursday, May 19, 2011

Announcing Our 2011 Winner!


We are delighted to announce that our 2011 winner of the Floating Bridge Press Chapbook Award is Casey Fuller of Olympia, Washington, for his manuscript, A Fort Made of Doors. We will be publishing A Fort Made of Doors in September. Congratulations, Casey!

Our finalists are Ann Gerike, formerly of Coupeville, Washington, for her manuscript, About Face: World War I Facial Injury and Reconstruction, and Meghan McClure of Auburn, Washington, for her manuscript, The Language of Variables.

We had well over one hundred submissions this year and narrowed the field to sixteen semifinalists before selecting our winner and finalists. The manuscripts were of very high quality, which made our decisions difficult. We want to thank all who submitted chapbook manuscripts. We know from our reading that poetry is alive and healthy in Washington State.


Each year we select individual poems from our chapbook submissions to publish in our annual publication, Floating Bridge Review. We call this section "Pontoon," and we're very proud of the wide range of poets that we feature in this celebration of Washington State poetry. We have completed selection of poems for 2011, and anticipate our annual magazine will be published by the end of June. You can expect a gala reading by our contributors coming up in July.


Our winner this year is Jodie Marion of Vancouver, Washington, for her poem, "Dawn." Judges Kelli Russell Agodon and Sheila Bender select one poem from our annual issue to receive this $150 prize in the memory of the beloved Seattle-area teacher and poet.

Congratulations to all our poets!

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