Monday, June 27, 2011

The Midwest Chapbook Series - Deadline Extended

Please help get the word out. We're going to be gone from the offices for most of the month of July, so we've extended the deadline to AUGUST 1st, 2011. (Because of budget cuts, we've put all our money into production costs, and we've had to zero out our advertizing budget.)

The Midwest Chapbook Series
GreenTower Press/The Laurel Review

Final Judge: Dana Levin

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 August 1, 2011. Late entries will be returned unread.

$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 Review.

Winner will be notified by email or telephone, and will be announced on our website ( ) in September, 2011.

If you’d like an acknowledgement of receipt send a SASP; please do not send a SASE.

Send entries to:

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

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

Recent chapbooks available from GreenTower Press:

BLOOM, Rob Schlegel

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

Grenade, Rebecca Hoogs

The BirdGirl Handbook, Amy Newman


At 6/27/2011 8:55 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

A very relieving update...I was getting a little anxious.

At 6/27/2011 12:19 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is Texas part of the Midwest?

At 7/01/2011 3:31 PM, Blogger Kent Johnson said...

Some midwestern writeres in here, announced by Josh Stanley, Brit transplant at Yale, currently. One of the most vibrating mags to emerge in past couple years:

>Sorry to cross post --

Dear eaters,

The summer sun glows on the bean sea that separates us all from the glottic love of the distant shore and the fiery rubber eraser of hope. At last, to you, in the end I am pleased as gunk to announce the publication of the second issue of Hot Gun!, a special issue on the work of Edward Dorn. You can find it here: .

This issue of Hot Gun! contains across 126 pages i) a selection of poems by Timothy Thornton, Nour Mobarak, The Rejection Group, Francesca Lisette, John Wilkinson, Alexander Nemser, Jonty Tiplady, Luke Roberts and Justin Katko; and ii) a section of work on and by Edward Dorn, including essays by Reitha Pattison, John Armstrong, Kyle Waugh and Richard Owens; two unpublished poems by Dorn, “The Poem of Dedication” and “Osawatomie”, with notes by Justin Katko; and Dorn’s introductory note to The Book of Daniel Drew as well as an uncollected poem, “To Tom Pickard & the Newcastle Brown Beer Revolutionaries”. Most of this work was collected in early 2010. It costs 10 dollars in the US and 10 pounds international (postage is included in both prices). Friends, I am, mountebankishly doing the commodity shuffle, ever

Yours, Josh


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