Tupelo Press Snowbound Chapbook Award
Deadline: February 28, 2018 (postmark or online submission-date)
Final Judge: Eduardo C. Corral
The Snowbound Chapbook Award includes a cash award of $1,000, publication by Tupelo Press, 25 copies of your book, a book launch, and national distribution with energetic publicity and promotion. All finalists will be considered for publication. Results announced in late spring 2018.
The Snowbound Chapbook Award is open to anyone writing in the English language, whether living in the United States or abroad. Translations are not eligible for this prize, nor are previously self-published books. The contest is competitive. Simultaneous submissions to other publishers or contests are permitted; notify Tupelo Press promptly if your manuscript is accepted elsewhere.
Submit a previously unpublished, chapbook-length poetry manuscript (20-36 pages) with a table of contents and, if applicable, an acknowledgments page for poems previously published in periodicals. We encourage online submission via our Submittable system. You may also submit via postal mail:
Tupelo Press Snowbound Prize
PO Box 1767
North Adams, MA 01247
For mailed manuscripts, request notification of receipt by including a SASP. For notification of the winner, enclose a SASE. Manuscripts will not be returned.
A reading fee of $25 payable by check to Tupelo Press or via Submittable must accompany each submission. Multiple submissions are accepted, each accompanied by a $25 reading fee.
Read the complete guidelines before submitting your manuscript.
Read about past winners and more information about all Tupelo contests.
Please enjoy this selection by Allan Peterson, author of Other Than They Seem (Tupelo Press, 2016) and winner of the 2014 Snowbound Chapbook Award, selected by Ruth Ellen Kocher.
by Allan Peterson
Point to the longing they said and I touched a map
of the whole body
the ulnar radial that which draws tears
from fingers after touch
the words soothing and lying at the same time
a whiteness like a bone and then your picture