Thursday, 13 March 2014

Fool for Poetry 2014 Chapbook Competition

Munster Literature Centre has announced their ‘Fool for Poetry 2014 Chapbook Competition’.

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Fool for Poetry 2014
International Chapbook Competition

Some people are fools for love, others are fools for poetry.

Two winners will each have their manuscript published, receive €500 and fifty complimentary copies of their chapbook.

Competition Details

€1,000 Cash (approx £800, $1300) in prizes
Two Winners: Each receives €500 in cash & 50 complimentary copies of their chapbook .
25 -50 entrants publicly listed as “finalists or highly-commended”

Winning chapbooks published August 2014 with striking cover designs, offered for sale internationally, through our website, Amazon and select independent booksellers.

Winning poets considered for 2015 Cork Spring Poetry Festival programme & have chapbooks entered for UK Forward Prize. Poets of any publishing history may enter but at least one winner will be a debutant with no books/chapbooks previously published.

There will be an entry fee of €20 for each manuscript.  The Munster Literature Centre is a registered charity (no.12374) and a non-profit organisation. Monies received will cover costs of contest. Any profits generated will be spent on fees for writers and poets participating in our festivals or contributing to our other publications.

Submission Guidelines

1. Submissions must be unpublished as a collection, but individual poems may have been previously published in journals. We will consider simultaneous submissions as long as the poet notifies us immediately upon acceptance elsewhere.

2.  Submit 16-24 pages of poetry, single-spaced  One page equals 38 lines maximum, including spacing between lines.  Poems may run longer than 1 page.

3.  Do not count title page, acknowledgments, table of contents or dedicationin the page count.Manuscripts either too short or too long will be disqualified.

4.  Identifying information for the author should not be included anywhere on the manuscript itself. You are welcome to include a brief bio or something about yourself in your cover note, which will only be made accessible to the editorial panel after the winning manuscripts have been chosen.
5 Indicate in your cover letter whether you are a debutant or have published a chapbook or book previously.
Email manuscript as a .doc, .docx or pdf attachment to  include with your cover email name, contact information including phone number and paypal receipt number.

6. Deadline for entries is April 30, 2014


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