Saturday, March 15, 2014

MWC announces 2013 winner of annual poetry chapbook prize

MWC is thrilled to announce the winner of the 2013 MWC Press  Poetry Chapbook Contest…

Our esteemed judge, Gale Marie Thompson, has selected THE POLYCHROME CLINIC by Caroline Crew as the winner of the 2013 Susan K. Collins/Mississippi Valley Poetry Chapbook Contest. Congratulations Caroline!

We had a terrific group of manuscripts to read and it was wonderfully difficult to select a group of finalists to send ...
to our 2014 judge, Gale Marie Thompson.
2013 Poetry Chapbook Prize Judge
Gale Marie Thompson
Chapbook Prize Finalists:
Rachel J. Bennett — Mural Quadrant
Erin M. Bertram — The Salvaging
Jaime Brunton – Opera on TV
Caroline Crew & Chris Emslie — Your Stupid Fortune Gives Me Stupid Hope
T. M. De Vos – Finishing
Iris Jamahl Dunkle — 500 Days
Diane LeBlanc — Sudden Geography
Lesley Ann Wheeler – Misery Diaries

Pre-orders will be available soon on the MWC website. We are hoping that THE POLYCHROME CLINIC will be available later this spring and we will be sending copies out as soon as we have them.

Thank you very much again for the opportunity to everyone who submitted for giving us the opportunity to read your work, to our terrific readers & hero judge Gale Thompson & to our winner & newest MWC Press author Caroline Crew!
Past winners of the MWC poetry chapbook competition have included Meghan Brinson, Stephen Frech, Sandra Marchetti, Cindy Hunter Morgan, Ryan Walsh, and Monica Wendel.

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