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2010 Codhill Press Poetry Chapbook Award

27 April 2010

Contest Deadline: November 30, 2010

This year’s prize: $1000 cash and 50 copies of the winning submission.

This year’s judge: Pauline Uchmanowicz

Manuscripts are judged anonymously. Codhill Press will consider all finalists for publication. Please visit for a list of last year’s winner and finalists.

Here are the contest guidelines:

The competition is open to any poet who writes in English. Previously published poems with proper acknowledgment are acceptable. Translations and previously self-published books are not eligible.

Poets should submit twenty to thirty pages (no more than one poem per page) plus SASE for contest results and $25 reading fee. Manuscripts should be on good quality white paper, paginated consecutively, with a table of contents and acknowledgments and bound with a clip. Include two cover pages, one with the title of the manuscript alone, and a second with your name, address, phone number, and email address, together with the title. Your name must not appear anywhere else on the manuscript.

Entries must be postmarked by November 30, 2010.

No UPS or FedEx. You may include a SASE postcard for confirmation. Manuscripts will not be returned. Simultaneous submissions to other publishers are permitted, but Codhill Press must be notified immediately if the manuscript is accepted elsewhere.

Mail manuscript and entry fee to:

Pauline Uchmanowicz
Codhill Poetry Chapbook Prize
P.O. Box 280
Bloomington, NY 12411-0280

Contest Procedures and Ethical Concerns:

Codhill Press is committed to safeguarding the integrity of its contest. You should not enter if you have studied with the judge or received her help in shaping a manuscript. Similarly, in order to avoid any impropriety, the judge is instructed to set aside any manuscript she has had a hand in creating. Codhill subscribes to the CLMP contest code of ethics, and agrees to

1. conduct our contest as ethically as possible and to address any unethical behavior on the part of our readers, judges, or editors;

2. provide clear and specific contest guidelines–defining conflict of interest for all parties involved; and

3. make the mechanics of the selection process available to the public.

Other things to consider:
Before you submit a manuscript to the Codhill competition, please read the work of the poets we publish. We publish a diversity of approaches, from the formal to the openly experimental. Codhill has published books by poets in academe and by poets having no connection to academics. We have published books that are accessible and ones that are abstract and demanding–and the range between. All publications rely on vivid language use, a musicality, technique, importance of content, and a willingness to take risks.

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Get your poem published by Frontenac House in *Extravaganza*!

27 April 2010

CALGARY, CANADA –(– Do you have a poem pacing about in the confines of your computer or your mind? Is it wild? Gentle? Hilarious? Tragic? Insane? Serious? Abstract? Concrete? All of the above? Or is it something completely different? Submit it to Wattpad and you may get published! Be sure to include the tag poetrycontest.

The winners will be determined by Frontenac House.

Submissions must be original, in English, and may not have been previously published anywhere else. Contest deadline July 31, 2010. Winners will be announced on September 15, 2010.

The year 2010 marks the 10th anniversary of Frontenac House and the Quartet poetry series. To celebrate, Frontenac extended its usual quartet to ten books – Dektet 2010 – released this April.

But that’s not all. Frontenac has joined forces with Wattpad to create *Extravaganza!*, a unique poetry competition that invites young poets from all over the planet to upload and share their best poem.

The winning poems will be published in *Extravaganza!*, a Frontenac House poetry book to be released towards the end of 2010. The book will be published in digital formats as well as a limited edition print version.

About Wattpad

Founded in 2006, Wattpad’s vision is to revolutionize the way we publish and read written works. The material on Wattpad is created by the community of users. Anyone can publish what they have written – a romantic story, a fan fiction, poetry or a novel – and read by anyone. All the content is easily accessible on Wattpad’s website (, mobile site ( or through the Wattpad application available on all mobile devices including Apple iPhone, Android, BlackBerry, Nokia, Motorola, Samsung and more.

About Frontenac House

Frontenac House ( is a dynamic Calgary-based literary press that publishes poetry, aviation history, political satire and fine art books. Frontenac House made its debut as a poetry press in 2001 with the publication of its first four poetry books, Quartet 2001. The Quartets have become an annual event; Quartet books and poets have won or been nominated for most of the major poetry prizes in the country, including the Stephan Stephansson Award, the Trillium Poetry Prize, and the Griffin Poetry Prize.

For further information, contact Lyn Cadence at or Tel.# 403.465.2345.