Poetry Chapbook Contest
March 15th-June 30
Judge: Ed Skoog
We are sponsoring our ninth annual poetry chapbook competition. Winner will receive ten copies and a two hundred dollar cash prize. Competition runs March 15th to June 30th. Winner will be announced approximately September 1st, with publication date set for winter. The same dedication and care will go into the production of the chapbook as with our journal. We will make the publication process as cooperative as possible.
—18 to 24 pages of poetry. Individual poems may be previously published.
—2 cover sheets, one with the title of the manuscript, your name, telephone number, and address. The second cover sheet should list only the title of the manuscript.
—A page acknowledging previously published poems
—Simultaneous submissions are accepted, but please notify us if the manuscript is accepted elsewhere
—Entries are only accepted though our online submission manager. Please follow the link below
The initial readers of the manuscripts will be Burnside Review staff members. They will choose between five and ten manuscripts as finalists to be passed on to the judge for selection of the winning collection.
We ask that former students or colleagues of the Burnside Review Chapbook Contest’s judge—as well as any writer whose relationship with the judge constitutes an unfair conflict of interest—refrain from entering the contest. The Burnside Review staff reserves the right to disqualify entries deemed conflicts of interest and will return those entry fees.
At no time will the judge have the names of the finalists.
Winner will receive 10 copies of the chapbook printed by Burnside Review Press and a cash prize of $200-.
All questions happily answered by e-mail : email@example.com.
ED SKOOG’s secong book of poetry, Rough Day, will be published by Copper Canyon Press in June, 2013. His first book, Mister Skylight, was also published by Copper Canyon Press. His poems have appeared in American Poetry Review, Paris Review, The New Republic, Poetry, Narrative, Ploughshares, Tin House, and elsewhere. He lives in Seattle. He is a visiting writer at the University of Montana for 2012-2013. He has been a Bread Loaf Fellow, Writer-in-Residence at the Richard Hugo House, and the Jenny McKean Moore Writer-in-Residence at George Washington University. His work has received awards from, among others, the Lannan Foundation and the Poetry Society of America.
2012 Burnside Review
Poetry Chapbook Competition
Judge: Emily Kendal Frey
Rebecca Farivar, Oakland CA
Garth Graeper, Brooklyn NY
Black Mountain Mass of Clouds
Michael J. Grabell, Valhalla NY
Tom Holmes, Brockport NY
The First Arts
Holly Hunt, Vancouver WA
A Limited Visibility of Ascension
Thank you to everyone who entered this year’s contest. We had a tremendously high number of quality chapbooks to sort through. Congratulations to all our finalists. Rebecca Farivar’s Am Rhein will be published this winter by Burnside Review Press. She will also be awarded the cash prize of two hundred dollars. Emily Kendal Frey said of the Ms. Farivar’s work, “Rebecca Farivar’s poems are muscled with space, a space that generates, in its potentiality, the kind of wry hope that we need from language. I admire the way the speaker of these poems inhabits a singular and difficult and personal landscape, yet seems entirely and awkwardly aware of their place in the order of things. You want to touch these words, to be “touched/ by something other than a hand.”