Application Deadline: 2022 Chapbook Competition

Mei-mei Berssenbrugge at Kelly Writers House
Mei-mei Berssenbrugge at Kelly Writers House

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For more than 20 years, Center for Book Arts has annually invited writers to submit a manuscript for review by a guest judge who is an expert in the field.

The guest judge selects a winner and two runners-up for the competition.

CBA then commissions artists to design and produce a limited-edition of 100 chapbooks for the competition winner’s manuscript, a limited-edition of 100 chapbooks for a manuscript by the guest judge, and a limited-edition broadside of 100 for each runner-up featuring one poem from their respective manuscripts.

CBA also programs a public reading by the competition awardees and guest judge with appearances by the artists who designed the publications. Publications from previous competitions are available in the bookshop.

Each year, the competition winner receives ten copies of their chapbook, a $500 honorarium, a $500 stipend to participate in the competition reading, a week-long stay at Millay Arts, and one copy of the guest judge’s chapbook as well as the runners-up’s broadsides.

The two runners up each receive ten copies of their respective limited-edition broadside, a $250 honorarium to participate in the competition reading, and a copy of the winner’s chapbook as well as a copy of the guest judge’s chapbook.

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2022 Competition

Submission Open: September 1 – December 15, 2021….

Deadline extended to December 31, 2021!

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2022 Guest Judge: Mei-mei Berssenbrugge is the author of fourteen books of poetry and has collaborated with many artists, including Richard Tuttle and Kiki Smith. Her most recent book, A Treatise on Stars (New Directions), received the Bollingen Prize for Poetry. She lives in northern New Mexico.

Questions can be directed to info@centerforbookarts.org


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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