Palettes & Quills
4th Biennial Poetry Chapbook Competition
with Judge Kelly Cherry
Open to All Writers
Prize: A $200 cash award plus 50 copies of the published book. Additional copies will be available at an authorís discount. All finalists will receive one free copy of the published book. All contest entrants will be offered a special discount on the purchase price of the published book.
Deadline: September 30th, 2014. Manuscripts postmarked after September 30th will not be read.
A complete submission should include:
Manuscript between 14-50 pages. Poems must be typed on 8 1/2" x 11" paper and bound with a spring clip. Use a standard 12 pt font, such as Garamond, Arial, or New Times Roman. Manuscripts should be in English and contain no illustrations. Please do not submit your only copy. Manuscripts will not be returned.
A cover sheet with the contest name (The Palettes & Quills 4th Biennial Chapbook Contest), your name, address, telephone, email, and the title of your manuscript. Your name should not appear anywhere else in the manuscript.
A title page with just the title of the manuscript.
An acknowledgements page. Poems included in your manuscript may be previously published, but please include an acknowledgements page listing specific publications.
A complete Table of Contents.
Payment of a $20.00 non-refundable entry fee (check or money order payable in U.S. dollars made out to Palettes & Quills). Please do not send cash. Multiple submissions are accepted, but we require a separate entry fee for each manuscript you submit.
Self-addressed stamped post card for confirmation of receipt and a self-addressed envelope stamped (please use a Forever Stamp) for announcement of the winners. (International submissions must include an IRC.)
You must also include a statement that all poems are your own original work.
Mail your entry to Donna M. Marbach, Palettes & Quills Chapbook Contest, 1935 Penfield Road, Penfield, NY. Electronic or faxed submissions will be Not be accepted. However, we will request an electronic copy of the final manuscript.
Manuscripts by multiple authors will not be accepted. Translations will not be accepted.
Simultaneous submissions are accepted. If your manuscript is accepted for publication elsewhere, you must immediately notify Palettes & Quills.
Judging: Final judge is Kelly Cherry , the author of nine collections of poetry, most recently, Inner Cities Of Gulls (2010, Salmon Poetry), and winner of a PEN Oakland-Josephine Miles National Literary Awards. His next two books : Family of Marsupial Centaurs, will be released by Iris Press; and Fish Singing Foxes, will be released by Salmon Poetry. He is editor for the American Poetry Journal and Dream Horse Press. Bear also hosts the weekly hour-long poetry show, OUT OF OUR MINDS, on public station, KKUP and available as podcasts.
2012 Contest Winners
About Kelly Cherry
General Submission Guidelines