I have a lot of sympathy for chapbook contests, since I used to run one (my 2 annual winners were Marita Dachsel + Una McDonnell, back in '95-6), something I ran until the League of Canadian Poets started theirs, and my submissions dropped. Hopefully this one won't suffer the same... a good little press worth supporting...
Rubicon Press is thrilled to announce its second annual Midwinter Chapbook Competition. With an amazing number of submissions last year, Joelene Heathcote came out on top with her fantastic new collection entitled Inherit the Earth. The press is now accepting submissions for this year's contest. Manuscripts should be no longer than 30 pages, typed, and a cohesive set rather than an excerpt from a longer collection. The entry fee is $20.00 Canadian per entry (cheques to Rubicon Press). All entrants will receive a copy of the winning collection.
The winning entrant will receive a $100.00 prize, plus a certificate of recognition and twenty copies of his/her chapbook. In addition, the winning collection will be featured on the Rubicon site.
All entries should be sent to the following address:
Midwinter Chapbook Competition
#304, 10750-78 Avenue
Closing date for this competition is February 29th, 2008.