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Your chance to Win $1,000 and get your POETRY printed In...

The Center for Book Arts

The Center invites submissions to its annual Poetry Chapbook Competition by  December 1, 2001. The winning manuscript, to be chosen in April 2002, will be awarded with the publication of a letter-press printed, limited-edition chapbook designed, printed and bound by artists at The Center for Book Arts. 

The chapbook edition will be limited to 100 signed and numbered copies. Ten copies of the edition will be reserved for the poet, and the remaining copies will be offered for sale through The Center for Book Arts. The contest winner will also receive a cash award of $500 and a $500 honorarium for a reading held at The Center in the fall of 2002. 

This yearís judges will be Sharon Dolin and Lynn Emanuel.

Submission length: a sequence of poems or a single poem not to exceed 500 lines or 24 pages. 

Author's name: The cover page should contain, on a single detachable page, the manuscript title, the authorís name, along with address, phone number, and email.  The authorís name should not appear anywhere else.  A second title page should be provided without the authorís name or other identification.  Please provide a table of contents and a separate acknowledgements page containing prior magazine or anthology publication of individual poems.  Manuscripts should be bound with a simple spring clip or else put in a folder.

Reading Fee: a $15 reading fee is due for all entries. This fee will be applicable toward the purchase of the winning chapbook. 

Please Include: A #10 SASE for notification of the winner. Manuscripts will not be returned.

Deadline: manuscripts must be POSTMARKED no later than December 1, 2001.

TO ENTER (Please read, print, and fill out the application)

Sharon Dolin is the author of a book of poems, Heart Work, published by the Sheep Meadow Press in 1995, and four chapbooks: The Seagull, printed letterpress at The Center for Book Arts in 2001, Mistakes, published by the Poetry New York Pamphlet Series in 1999, Climbing Mount Sinai, printed letterpress at The Center for Book Arts by Dim Gray Bar Press in 1996, and Mind Lag, published by Turtle Watch Press in 1982. Her poems have appeared in The Iowa Review, Boulevard, Barrow Street, The Kenyon Review, American Letters & Commentary, The Journal, The Threepenny Review, The American Voice, and Ploughshares. She has been the recipient of a national award from the Poetry Society of America, a Fulbright Scholarship to Italy, and several fellowships to Yaddo and The Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. She has taught at The Cooper Union, New York University, and The New School, and currently teaches poetry workshops at the Unterberg Poetry Center of the 92nd Street Y in New York City where she lives.


Lynn Emanuel holds a BA from Bennington College, an MA from the City College of New York where she studied with Adrienne Rich, and a MFA from the University of Iowa.  She is the author of three books of poetry, Hotel Fiesta, The Dig, and Then, Suddenly--which was awarded the Eric Matthieu King Award from The Academy of American Poets.  Her work has been featured in The Pushcart Prize Anthology and the Best American Poetry in 1994,1995,1998,1999 and 2000.  She has been a poetry editor for the Pushcart Prize anthology, a member of the Literature Panel for the National Endowment for the Arts, and a judge for the James Laughlin Award from the Academy of American Poets.  She has taught at The Bread Loaf Writersí Conference, the Bennington Writersí Conference and in the Warren Wilson Program in Creative Writing.  She is a Professor of English at the University of Pittsburgh and Director of the Writing Program.