OK, so today “is” the postmark deadline, but I thought it
was going to be JULY 1, so if anyone still wants to send a chapbook submission
to our scrappy little series, then feel free to do so until July-ish, when we’re
going to actually read them.
The Midwest Chapbook Series
GreenTower Press/The Laurel Review
Final Judge: Mary Biddinger
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 or contest judge, as well as employees and students of
Northwest Missouri State University.
20-30 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.
Include 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.
Your name should ONLY appear on the cover page, which the
staff will keep on file. Manuscripts will be read blind.
Reading period opens February 1 and ends July 1, 2012.
$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.
The 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.
Winner also will be invited to give a reading at Northwest
Missouri State University’s Visiting Writers series, which includes travel
expenses paid and an honorarium of $250.00
All entries will be considered for publication in The Laurel
Winner will be notified by email or telephone, and will be
announced on our website (http://catpages.nwmissouri.edu/m/tlr/) in September,
If you’d like an acknowledgement of receipt send a SASP;
please do not send a SASE.
Northwest Missouri State University
Questions may be addressed to the editors of The Laurel
Review at: TLR@nwmissouri.edu
Recent chapbooks available from GreenTower Press:
Elizabeth Clark Wessel, Whither Weather
Show Me Yours, Hadara bar-Nadav
Off the Fire Road, Greg Wrenn
Instructions for a Painting, Molly Brodak
ITINERARY, Reginald Shepherd
Anatomy of a Ghost, Rumit Pancholi
The BirdGirl Handbook, Amy Newman