The Frost Place, a nonprofit center for poetry and the arts at Robert Frost’s old
homestead in Franconia, NH, in partnership with Bull City Press, invites
submissions to The Sixth Annual Frost
Place Chapbook Competition Sponsored by Bull City Press.
The winner’s chapbook will be published by Bull
City Press in Summer 2018. The winner
will receive 10 complimentary copies (from a print run of 300), and a $250
prize. The winner will also receive a
full scholarship to attend the Poetry Seminar at The Frost Place, August 2018,
including room and board (valued at approximately $1,550), and will give a
featured reading from the chapbook at the Seminar.
Additionally, the chapbook fellow will have the
option to spend one week living and writing in The Frost Place House-Museum in
September 2018 (peak fall foliage season in the White Mountains) at a time
agreed upon by the fellow and the Frost Place.
Annual Frost Place Chapbook Competition’s Final Judge is Sandra Lim.
Period: October 1, 2017 – January 5, 2018.
Submissions are only accepted online through the
online submission manager.
Look for the link to our submission manager, as
well as information about summer programs at The Frost Place, on the home page
of The Frost Place website: www.frostplace.org.
The Frost Place Chapbook
Competition Sponsored by Bull City Press is open to any poet writing in
English. Simultaneous submissions are permissible, but entrants are asked
to notify the competition administrators through the competition website immediately if
a manuscript becomes committed elsewhere.
Please do not submit to this competition if you are close enough to the final judge, Sandra Lim, that her integrity, or the integrity of Bull City Press
and The Frost Place, would be called into question should you be selected as
the winner. You may query us if you have questions regarding this matter.
Please query by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Entries must be submitted
between October 1, 2017 and January 5, 2018. All entries must be
submitted to our online submissions manager. Entries submitted by e-mail,
fax, or US mail are not permitted and will be disqualified. Submission
with identification on the manuscript will be disqualified.
Entries must be
accompanied by a $28.00 entry fee. Entrants may submit multiple
manuscripts, but must pay a $28.00 entry fee for each manuscript submitted.
Do not include your name on any of the pages of the manuscript file. The first
page of the manuscript should include the title of the collection only.
Manuscripts should have a page count (poems only, not including title page,
table of contents, acknowledgements, or other items) of 20 to 25 pages.
Manuscripts should be submitted in PDF or Microsoft Word (.doc
& .docx) format only. Manuscripts submitted in another file
format are not permitted and will be disqualified. Manuscript revisions are not
permitted during the competition.
The author's name should not appear on the manuscript.
OUR READING PROCESS
Each manuscript is
delivered to two preliminary readers as a blind submission. That is, it is
stripped of identifying material. Only the manuscript, inclusive of any text
notes, is sent to the readers and, if chosen as a finalist, then sent
on to the final judge. Preliminary readers are asked to notify the press
if the work in a submitted manuscript is familiar to them, in which case it
will be reassigned as a blind submission to another reader.
Our preliminary readers for the competition are selected by Bull City Press and The
Frost Place, and are poets who have received a graduate degree in creative
writing or literature. Our readers look for beautifully-crafted work,
manuscripts that have a cohesive shape and feel like complete chapbooks.
They look to present a wide range of excellent work to the final judge.
In the event that the final judge chooses no manuscript for publication, all competition fees will be returned.
Final notification of the competition winner and competition finalists will be provided
by e-mail to all competition entrants in March 2018.