Dorsey: Standing Rock opens submissions for annual chapbook competitionWritten by John Dorsey | | email@example.com
One of the truly wonderful things about writing this column has been having people come up to me on the street and tell me what they’d like to read about. Lately what I’ve been hearing most is, “I’ve written this book, but I don’t know where to send it.” Don’t worry Toledo wordsmiths, I can help.
Last year I was a blind judge for the annual Standing Rock Cultural Arts Chapbook Competition in Kent, Ohio, which resulted in the March publication of Rick Marlatt’s emotionally daring collection “Desired Altitude.”
Earlier this month the organization announced it is seeking submissions for publication in 2014.
The competition, which is part of Standing Rock’s Rock in the River Literary Series, is edited by Tina Puckett. Puckett also serves as president of Standing Rock Cultural Arts and has served voluntarily editor of the series since its inception in 2010.
Submissions run through Sept. 30. The fee for entry is $9 payable on Submittable (including PayPal options). Mailed entries should make check payable to SRCA and should be sent to SRCA Chapbook, 257 N. Water St., Kent, OH 44240. The winner receives 25 copies and a minimum $50 cash prize. This year’s blind judges are Robert Miltner and Melissa Barrett.
For entry forms and all other information, visit www.standingrock.net/LiterarySeries.htm or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Until next time … keep your pencil sharp.
John Dorsey is a widely published poet who has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize.