Sunday, January 04, 2009

PressPress Chapbook Award 2009

The news is that after a successful Award in 2008 the PressPress Chapbook Award will run again in 2009!

The Award is for an unpublished chapbook length manuscript of poems. The winning manuscript will receive $500 (Australian, 355.644 USD) and chapbook publication with PressPress. The closing date is 31 May 2009.
Last year's Award had entries from all Australian states, as well as China, Turkey, Poland and New Zealand with one bilingual manuscript. There was a great standard overall which is good for the state of poetry and judges are happy to see innovation and risks taken with the entries. Carolyn Fisher's manuscript, The Unsuspecting Sky, was the winner and was published in October 2008. It was Carolyn's first chapbook and has been well received - especially in her home state of Tasmania.

Go to the site to check out the guidelines and get a copy of the entry form. Pass it on to people you think might be interested.



1. Manuscript has a title but not the poet's name
2. One hardcopy of manuscript is enclosed
3. SSAE enclosed if you want your original returned.
4. Cheque/money order to PressPress or PayPal receipt for $15 is
5. Entry form enclosed.
6. Posted to

PressPress Chapbook Award,
PO Box 94,
Berry NSW 2535,

so it arrives by 30 May 2009.

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