Grayson Books Poetry Chapbook Competition
- Prize: $500, publication of chapbook and 50 gorgeous copies
- Reading fee: $20
- Submit: 16-32 pages of poetry
- Electronic submissions only. Submit here
Simultaneous submissions are permissible if we are notified immediately upon acceptance elsewhere. Multiple submissions are also permitted; a fee must accompany each entry. Including acknowledgments of previously published poems is acceptable but not required. When a manuscript is chosen for publication, we will request acknowledgments.
This year's judge, Cortney Davis, is the author of four full-length poetry collections and the winner of several poetry book prizes. She is also the author of three memoirs and editor of three anthologies of poetry and prose by nurses. Honors include an NEA Poetry Fellowship, three CT Commission on the Arts poetry grants, two CT Center for the Book awards (in poetry and nonfiction), and a Tillie Olsen Creative Writing Award.
We congratulate our 2020 Grayson Books Chapbook Contest Winner, Marilyn McCabe, for her collection Being Many Seeds. In addition, our judge, Christine Beck, selected two runners-up: Malcolm Miller for his collection No! and Gail Griffin for Virginals: A Book of Elizabethan Interiors.
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