Poetry Chapbook Program
The Center for Book Arts invites submissions to its annual Poetry Chapbook Program. This year’s judge is Juan Felipe Herrera, U.S. poet laureate in 2015. 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.
This year our application is online submissions only. Apply Here.
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 deadline for the 2017 competition is December 10, 2016.
Do not call the center about the status of your application. Winners will be notified in Late Spring / Early Summer of 2017.
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.