prize for the 2011 competition is a $1000 cash award, publication, ten
books, and a reading at The Hudson Valley Writers' Center.
At the discretion
of the judges, a second chapbook may be selected for publication with an award
SHP uses a blind judging system and subscribes to the CLMP
contest code of ethics.
2011 GUIDELINES -
Slapering Hol Press Chapbook Competition is open to all writers who have not yet
published a collection of poems in book or chapbook form.
poems can be previously published, but poems should not have been published as
a group in any form, including self-published collections.
may be either a collection of poems or one long poem and should be a minimum of
16 pages and a maximum of 20 pages (not including the title page, table of contents,
or cover sheet).
poems should be single spaced and typed in size 12, Times New Roman font. Handwritten
manuscripts will not be considered.
should include a title page (bearing only the title of the manuscript), a table
of contents, a separate cover sheet with the title of the work, the author's name,
address, phone number, email address, bio, and acknowledgments, and a completed
Manuscript Submission Form.
- Entrants names
should not appear anywhere on the manuscript except for the cover sheet.
Each manuscript should include a title page. This should only have the title of
the collection on it and should come before the poems and after the cover sheet.
Each manuscript should be accompanied by a $15 reading fee. Poets may submit more
than one collection, but a $15 reading fee must accompany each entry. Please make
checks payable to The Hudson Valley Writers' Center.
If requested, a copy of a previous published SHP chapbook (chosen by SHP) will
be sent to the entrant provided an 8x10 envelope with $1.82 in postage is sent
in with the contest manuscript.
a self-addressed, stamped (44 cents) envelope for results only. If you would like
a notification of receipt of manuscript, include a self-addressed and stamped
The reading period for the 2011 competition begins on February 15, 2011. Entries
must be postmarked by May 15, 2011. Submissions will only be considered if received
between those dates.
author of the winning manuscript will be announced in September 2011.
Hol Press Chapbook Competition
The Hudson Valley Writers' Center
Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591
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