Cathy Park Hong judging 2013 chapbook contest--subs open March 15!
Hello, feminist friends!
We are proud to announce that Cathy Park Hong will be judging this year's chapbook contest, which will run from March 15 to June 1, 2013.
Cathy Park Hong's first book, Translating Mo'um, was published in 2002 by Hanging Loose Press. Her second collection, Dance Dance Revolution, was chosen for the Barnard Women Poets Prize and was published in 2007 by WW Norton. Her third book of poems, Engine Empire, was published in May 2012 by WW Norton. Hong is also the recipient of a Fulbright Fellowship, a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, the New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship, and a Village Voice Fellowship for Minority Reporters. Her poems have been published in A Public Space, Poetry, Paris Review, Conjunctions, McSweeney's, Harvard Review, Boston Review, The Nation, American Letters & Commentary, Denver Quarterly, and other journals. She is an assistant professor at Sarah Lawrence College and is regular faculty at the Queens MFA program in Charlotte, North Carolina.
This competition is open to all poets writing in English who have no affiliation with the judge, the editors, or the George Mason University MFA program. This year, our submission fees have been significantly reduced, and we have included options to receive discounted copies of the 2012 and/or 2013 winning chapbooks.
Poetry and hybrid chapbooks of 15-25 pages will be accepted via Submittable. The editors read all manuscripts blind and then send a set of finalists to the judge for winner selection.
The winner receives publication, 20% of the print run, and a featured reading at the 2013 Fall for the Book literary festival in September in Fairfax, Va (accommodation and travel within the continental United States will be paid). Runners-up and/or designated finalists will also be invited to receive recognition at the event.
See the guidelines page for more details—we look forward to reading your work!