Monday, August 01, 2011

The Midwest Chapbook Series! Postmark Deadline Today!

Due to cuts in our funding we had to make some tough decisions. We have the funding to produce a chapbook and to bring the author to campus for a reading, but we didn’t have the funding for advertising. Therefore, our submissions are down from what we expected.

Today is the postmark deadline. Please help get the word out.

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


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