Poetry Chapbook Program
The Center for Book Arts invites submissions to its annual Poetry Chapbook Program. This year’s judges are Juan Felipe Herrera, U.S. poet laureate in 2015, and Sharon Dolin. The selected manuscript will be determined in the spring of 2017 and will be awarded with the publication of a beautifully designed, letterpress-printed, limited-edition chapbook printed and bound by artists at the Center for Book Arts. The edition is limited to 100 signed and numbered copies, ten of which are reserved for the author and the remainder of which will be offered for sale through the Center.
The selected poet will also receive a cash award of $500, and a $500 honorarium for a reading, to be held at the Center in the fall of 2017, as well as an exclusive opportunity to stay at the Millay Colony for the Arts in Austerlitz, New York as one of their Winter Shakers.
The postmark deadline for the 2017 competition will be December 1, 2016. The PDF application will be posted soon.
Please note: The deadline for the 2016 Poetry Chapbook competition has passed. Please do not call the Center inquiring about your application – winners will be notified and posted in June/July.
LETTERPRESS PRINTING & FINE PRESS PUBLISHING SEMINAR FOR EMERGING WRITERS
The Center for Book Arts invites applications for our Letterpress Printing & Fine Press Publishing Seminar For Emerging Writers. The seminar, taught by our Master Printer Barbara Henry, runs twice a year for five consecutive days in early May and early November. The seminar is tuition-free for participants and includes the cost of materials. Selected participants must attend the entire five-day workshop.