WHO: Standing Rock Cultural Arts, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit cultural arts organization in Kent, Ohio
WHAT: SRCA Rock in the River Annual Open Poetry Chapbook Competition
-Poetry Chapbook Contest – to result in publication & prize to winner, copies to submitters. Submissions begin July 1st and end September 30th.
-Winning chapbook will be released as the new title in the SRCA Rock in the River Literary Series in early 2013
WHERE: Electronic entries are strongly encouraged and preferred. We now accept submissions at www.srcarockintheriver.submishmash.com!
-Snail Mail Entries for those without internet access may be sent to SRCA Chapbook, 257 N. Water St., Kent, OH 44240.
-PLEASE READ ALL GUIDELINES AND RIGHTS PRIOR TO SENDING SUBMISSION.
ENTRY FEE: $9 per manuscript submission, payable on Submishmash (including PayPal options); Snail mail entries may pay by check payable to SRCA.
-Fees will be used to defray expenses of the contest. Any remaining fees will benefit our nonprofit arts programming including the literary arts. Submishmash submissions begin July 1, 2012.
WHEN: See calendar outline below:
- Entries accepted: Jul 1-Sep 30th (electronic entries must be received by Sep 30th midnight; postmark must be dated by Sep 30th)
-Winners Notified electronically in early December
-Books mailed or ready to be picked up in early spring (February 1st approximately)
PURPOSE: To promote the literary arts in our general area, promote poet/s with publication, and potentially raise funds for SRCA arts programming through any remaining entry fees/gallery sales of winning chapbook.
PRIZES: The winner of the contest will receive 25 copies & $50 cash prize
-Each entrant to the contest aside from winner will receive a copy of the winning chapbook (multiple copies or titles as available if multiple entries)
-In the event of a tie, each winner will receive 15 copies & $25
Target Contributors: At least somewhat experienced, beginners also welcome; contributors limited to residents of the United States
Pages: Fifteen to Twenty, Single-Side 8.5 x 11 Pages of Poetry (not number of poems) Per Manuscript, use 1” page margins, no special page formatting (formatting within poem or for prose poem layout is acceptable), indicate if poem continues (i.e., continued with line break, continued without line break), size 10 Arial font
-Electronic Entries including Entry Form (see www.standingrock.net) must be in .rtf, .doc, or .docx format only