2nd Annual Bateau Press BOOM Chapbook Contest

16 November 2007

open to all poets

Winner receives $500 and copies of the winning chapbook.
Manuscripts will be read anonymously by staff of BATEAU.
Please, no submissions from students or close friends of the editors.
Age and previous book publication are not considerations for eligibility.
Poems published in periodicals may be included in the manuscript, but 50% of the work and, of course, the manuscript itself must be unpublished.
The $12 entry fee must accompany each manuscript, along with a SASE for notification of the winner.
Electronic submissions are not accepted.
Manuscripts that arrive without the entry fee will be recycled.
Manuscripts will NOT be returned but recycled.
Make checks payable to BATEAU Press.

Manuscript format:

· between 19 and 26 pages (not including front/back matter)

· must be typed (clear photocopies are fine)

· 2 title pages

1- title of the manuscript and contact info.

2- book title only

· If the poems have appeared in magazines and journals, include an acknowledgments page.

· A biographical profile is not necessary.

The chapbook will be a high quality printing with letter pressed cover.

Publication will be Spring/Summer 2008.

To get a very good idea of the production, order the 06-07 winning chapbook, Allison Titus’ Instructions from the Narwhal, by sending an email to order@bateaupress.org.

Deadline for submission is a December 15, 2007 postmark.

Send manuscripts to:

BOOM contest
POB 2335
Amherst, MA 01004


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