Wilhelmus Award: Poetry chapbook contest--deadline July 15
2009 Thomas A. Wilhelmus Award
RopeWalk Press will award a prize of $1000 for a poetry chapbook written in English submitted under the following guidelines.
Each submission must:
Be available for exclusive book-length publication by RopeWalk Press. Poems published individually in journals or magazines may be included. Previously self-published chapbooks and translations are not eligible. Simultaneous submissions are acceptable, but if the manuscript is published/accepted by another press while under consideration, the author must promptly notify RWP in writing to withdraw the entry.
Include an entry fee of $15 ($5 for each additional manuscript submitted). This non-refundable fee includes a copy of the winning chapbook. Make check or money order payable to RopeWalk Press.
List the author’s name, street address, phone number, email address (if applicable), title of manuscript(s), and individual poem titles (table of contents) on a cover page.
List only the title of manuscript and poem on each page thereafter.
Consist of no more than 35 pages (no more than one poem per page) per each individual submission.
Be addressed to Thomas A. Wilhelmus Award, RopeWalk Press, University of Southern Indiana, 8600 University Boulevard, Evansville, IN, 47712.
Be postmarked by July 15, 2009.
Include SAS postcard for receipt acknowledgement and/or SASE for contest results. All manuscripts will be recycled. Results will also be posted on the RWP web site.
All submissions will be considered for publication. All themes and/or subject matters are eligible. All rights revert to the writer upon publication.