Wednesday, March 12, 2008

GreenTower Press - The Midwest Chapbook Series

GreenTower Press
The Midwest Chapbook Series

The contest is open to anyone who is living in, from, or closely associated with the Midwest, excluding close friends and former students of the editors, as well as employees and students of Northwest Missouri State University.


Ÿ25-35 pages (typed, single-sided, one poem per page).
Individual poems may have been previously published. You may include an acknowledgements page if you wish, though one is not required.
ŸInclude two cover pages: one with title only, the other with name, address, email address, manuscript title, and a short note establishing your connection to the Midwest.
ŸYour name should ONLY appear on the cover page, which the staff will keep on file. Manuscripts will be read blind.
ŸReading period opens February 1 and ends May 1, 2008. Late entries will be returned unread.
Ÿ$10.00 reading fee. Please make checks payable to GreenTower Press. Reading fee gets you a one year subscription to The Laurel Review, starting with the summer issue.
ŸFinal judge for 2008 will be Kevin Prufer.
ŸThe winning chapbook will be published in an edition of 300 copies. Winner will receive one hundred copies. Additional copies offered at 40% off the list price ($7.00) plus shipping and handling.
ŸWinner also will be invited to give a reading at Northwest Missouri State University’s Visiting Writer series, which includes an honorarium of $500.00
ŸAll entries will be considered for publication in The Laurel Review.
ŸWinner will be notified by email or telephone, and will be announced on our website ( ) in July, 2008.
ŸIf you’d like an acknowledgement of receipt send a SASP; please do not send a SASE.

Entries may be sent to:

GreenTower Press
Midwest Chapbook Series
Northwest Missouri State University
Maryville, MO 64468

Questions may be addresses to the editors of The Laurel Review at:

We are pleased to announce that the judge for 2007, Ray Gonzalez, has chosen Rumit Pancholi’s, Anatomy of a Ghost, to be published in 2008. Runners-up were Erin M. Bertram’s, Bestiary with a Broken Window & a Thin Though Not Unkind Smattering of Light, and John Cross’s, Staring at the Animal

Recent chapbooks available from GreenTower Press:

Instructions for a Painting, by Molly Brodak
ITINERARY, by Reginald Shepherd
The BirdGirl Handbook, by Amy Newman
What Night Says to the Empty Boat, by Wayne Miller
Grenade, by Rebecca Hoogs


At 3/14/2008 7:01 PM, Blogger Steven D. Schroeder said...

I have wondered this about many chapbook contests, but since I'm actually eligible for and interested in this one, thought I'd ask. Is it permissible for one or two of the poems in the chapbook to have been published in another chapbook, or is that strictly verboten? I'm definitely interested in where the line is...

At 3/15/2008 5:50 AM, Blogger John Gallaher said...

How funny, I've never thought about this once. Therefore, since it doesn't say "no" anywhere, then I guess "fine with me" is the answer. I'm sure it's the same with other chapbook publishers?

At 3/15/2008 11:49 PM, Blogger Steven D. Schroeder said...

I dunno, I haven't asked except for the two chapbook contests where I withdrew my entry because I had a chapbook accepted elsewhere that contained about 50% of the poems in the manuscript at those contests. That was a convoluted sentence, sorry.

At 3/17/2008 4:30 PM, Blogger Talia Reed said...

I got my LR in the mail today....interesting cover.

At 3/18/2008 8:13 AM, Blogger John Gallaher said...


My daughter drew the people!


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