Friday, August 9, 2013

Submissions for the 2013 Susan K. Collins Poetry Chapbook Contest open through Sept 30

The Susan K. Collins/Mississippi Valley Poetry Chapbook Competition invites submissions of chapbook collections of poetry.  Submissions are open May 1-September 30. The winner will be announced online via MWC this fall.  The winning manuscript will be published by MWC Press in the spring of 2014, and the author will receive 15 copies plus a cash prize of $100.
The judge for this year's competition is Gale Marie Thompson, the author of Soldier On (Tupelo
Gale Marie Thompson
Press, forthcoming) and the chapbooks If You’re a Bear, I’m a Bear (H_NGM_N, 2013) and Expeditions to the Polar Seas (Sixth Finch, 2013).  Her work can also be found in the Best New Poets 2012, Denver Quarterly, Columbia: A Journal of Literature and Art, Volt, Salt Hill, inter|rupture, diode, H_NGM_N, and others.  She received her MFA at the University of Massachusetts and is a PhD candidate at the University of Georgia in Athens.  She is the creator and editor of Jellyfish Magazine, and works at the Georgia Review.

Past winners of the chapbook competition have included Meghan Brinson, Stephen Frech, Sandra Marchetti, Ryan Walsh, and Monica Wendel.   

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