CALL FOR MANUSCRIPTS

 

2016 NEW WOMEN'S VOICES SERIES CHAPBOOK COMPETITION

 

CALL FOR MANUSCRIPTS

2016 NEW WOMEN'S VOICES SERIES CHAPBOOK COMPETITION

NOW IN ITS 18TH YEAR!

A prize of $1,000 and publication for a chapbook-length poetry collection in perfect-bound print edition.

Open to women who have never before published a full-length poetry collection.

Previous chapbook publication does not disqualify. International entries are welcome.

Multiple submissions are accepted. 

Final judge: Leah Maines. 

All entries will be considered for publication. The top-ten finalists will be offered publication in the New Women's Voices Series.

Submit up to 30 pages of poetry, PLUS bio, acknowledgments, SASE and cover letter with a $16 entry fee. 

To submit online: https://finishinglinepress.submittable.com/submit/51833 

or mail entry and fee to

2016 NWV Chapbook Competition

Finishing Line Press

P O Box 1626

Georgetown, KY 40324

USA


Postmark Deadline: April 15, 2016 POSTMARK

A self-addressed, stamped envelope (SASE) with the correct postage must accompany all mailed manuscripts.

A SASE is needed for any kind of response, even if the writer does not want the material returned.


A good photocopy of the manuscript or a computer printout, rather than the original, should be sent. Finishing Line Press is not responsible for lost manuscripts.

 

 

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 2015 Finishing Line Press Open Chapbook Competition

CONGRATULATIONS TO RON WHITEHEAD of Louisville, Kentucky for winning the FINISHING LINE PRESS OPEN CHAPBOOK COMPETITION 2015/16 for  "Blistered Asphalt on Dixie Highway: Kentucky Basketball is Poetry in Motion"

Winner: Ron Whitehead of Louisville, Kentucky

1st HM: Llewellyn McKernan of Barboursville, WV

2nd HM: Lucinda Grey of Charlotte, NC

3rd HM: Francis Klein of Glen Ridge, NJ

Ron is awarded publication, $1,000, and a standard royalties contract.

Poet, writer, editor, publisher, scholar, activist Ron Whitehead is the author of 30 books and 40 cds. He has performed thousands of shows, with musicians and bands, round the world. He has produced over 3,000 poetry & music events, festivals, and non-stop 24 & 48 & 72 & 90 hour Insomniacathons throughout Europe and the USA.

He has published over 2,000 titles including works by Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, William S. Burroughs, Neal Cassady, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Gregory Corso, Herbert Huncke, David Amram, Diane di Prima, Amiri Baraka, Ed Sanders, Anne Waldman, Hunter S. Thompson, Andy Warhol, Yoko Ono, Jim Carroll, Bono, Robert Hunter, Lee Ranaldo, Frank Messina, Birgitta Jonsdottir, Douglas Brinkley, E. Ethelbert Miller, Michael Dean Odin Pollock, Jan Kerouac, John Updike, Rita Dove, Eithne Strong, Theo Dorgan, President Jimmy Carter, Seamus Heaney, Thomas Merton, Robert Lax, Edvard Munch, Knut Hamsun, Jean Genet, James Laughlin, Brother Patrick Hart, Wendell Berry, His Holiness The Dalai Lama and many others. He wrote the poem Never Give Up with The Dalai Lama.

He recently returned from a Finland and Estonia Tour where he was the featured poet at four international arts festivals. When not traveling the world he home bases at his hermitage on Cherokee Road in The Highlands of Louisville, Kentucky.

Ron Whitehead's official website is www.tappingmyownphone.com

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GENERAL CALL FOR MANUSCRIPTS:  We read manuscripts in November.  There is no fee for manuscripts submitted via regular post during the month of November.  If you would like to submit outside of the month of November, please see guidelines below:

 

We read general submissions year round. Manuscript must be a paper copy. Please include a $15 reading fee with your manuscript.  Submit up to 30 pages of poetry, PLUS bio, acknowledgments, SASE and cover letter (you can pay by check or money order.)   or submit online using our online submissions manager:  https://finishinglinepress.submittable.com/submit  

Send to
Finishing Line Press
P O Box 1626
Georgetown, KY 40324
USA

 

 

Online submissions: please use submittable link: http://finishinglinepress.submittable.com/submit

 

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ABROAD WRITERS' CONFERENCE/FINISHING LINE PRESS AUTHORS Poetry Contest RESULTS:

AWC is awarding a free conference stay and registration to the winner (at value of over $3,500)

AWC is proud to offer a special Poetry Contest for Finishing Line Press Authors.

 

Congratulations to Finishing Line Press author Alison Carb Sussman!

Alison has been selected as the winner of the Abroad Writers' Conference/Finishing Line Press Authors Poetry Contest.

She is awarded a full conference registration and stay at the BUTLERS TOWNHOUSE, DUBLIN

December 12 – 19, 2015 in Dublin, Ireland, the UNESCO City of Literature.

FEATURING AUTHORS: JOHN BANVILLE, KEVIN BARRY, JOHN BOYNE, MARY COSTELLO, NOEL DUFFY,

DEBORAH HENRY, MEDBH MCGUCKIAN, JACQUELYN MITCHARD, RUTH PADEL, MICHELE ROBERTS, ETHEL ROHAN, GABRIELLE SELZ, BRITT TISDALE STATON, AND FINISHING LINE PRESS AUTHORS, and Special Guests BOOKER FINALIST JOSIP NOVAKOVICH, DECLAN MEADE, publisher of THE STINGING FLY literary magazine and the Stinging Fly Press, member of The Explorers Club, Delta Willis,

and Chef MICHAEL RUHLMAN. (MICHAEL RUHLMAN is a James Beard award-winning author of 20 books including four cookbooks he co-authored with chef THOMAS KELLER of THE FRENCH LAUNDRY–the French Laundry is listed as one of the top 50 restaurants in the world and top 10 in the US. Michael will be joining us in Dublin, he will be teaching a food and travel workshop along with Delta Willis. In addition, Michael’s joining Nancy in the kitchen to help prepare our special dinners. He has been involved in seveal television shows, “Cooking Under Fire” on PBS, a judge on “Next Iron Chef”, and he’s been a featured guest on the Travel Channel’s “Anthony Bourdain’s No Reservations”, Las Vegas and Cleveland episodes.)

Come join us in Dublin.

WINNER RESULTS:

Winner: Alison Carb Sussman for

“Acting Like a Woman” and “Reuniting With Mother at the Zoo”

 

Honorable Mentions are:

1st HM: Patricia Belote for “slander”, “Lush Green”

2nd HM: Georgia Jones-Davis for “Monumental Dog”

3rd HM: Don Colburn for "The Higgs Boson”

4th HM: JoAnn Preisser for “City of Windows”

5th HM: Chloé Leisure for “Día de los Muertos”, “Pelagic Nesting”

http://abroadwritersconference.com/…/poetry-competition-wi…/‪#‎finishinglinepress‬ ‪#‎smallpress‬ ‪#‎Poetry‬ ‪#‎awards‬


Winning poet will join FLP authors at the Abroad Writers' Conference in Dublin, Ireland, December 12 - 19th.

Contest was judged by Leah Maines.

Deadline: September 10th.

ABROADWRITERSCONFERENCE.SUBMITTABLE.COM

 

PLEASE SHARE THIS WITH OTHER FLP AUTHORS

Nancy can answer all your questions concerning the conference.  She is the head of AWC.

nancygerbault@gmail.com

 

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If you prefer, it is fine to send a check or money order with your submission instead of using the buy now button.


All manuscripts are selected by editorial process. Response time is 3-6 months.

A self-addressed, stamped envelope (SASE) with the correct postage must accompany all manuscripts. A SASE is needed for any kind of response, even if the writer does not want the material returned.

A good photocopy of the manuscript or a computer printout, rather than the original, should be sent. Finishing Line Press is not responsible for lost manuscripts.


Become a "FRIEND OF FINISHING LINE PRESS." Please help support small press poetry.  Donations small or large are welcomed and appreciated.


Finishing Line Press is an award-winning small press publisher.

Recent winners and notables: Congratulations to poet Cheryl Loetscher and Finishing Line Press for Winning the New England Poetry Club's Jean Pedrick Chapbook Award (for the best chapbook published in the preceding year) for the Finishing Line Chapbook, Unclaimed Baggage, Judged by Harris and Svetlana Sussman; Tania Runyan's poetry collection Delicious Air won the 2007 Belles Lettres Book of the Year award by the Conference on Christianity and Literature. Brenda Kay Ledford's Shew Bird Mountain won the 2007 PAUL GREEN MULTIMEDIA AWARD. The Paul Green Multimedia Award is given by the North Carolina Society of Historians. Marianne Worthington’s Larger Bodies than Mine (NWV Series) won the 2007 Appalachian Book of the Year Award for Poetry awarded by the Appalachian Writers Association. Anne Wilson won the San Diego Book Award (for "a book of poetry ") for her book SOLEA! Congratulations to BG THURSTON author of Saving the Lamb for making the “Highly Recommended” list of the 8th Annual Massachusetts Book Awards; Frederick Smock's Sonnets was a finalist in the Kentucky Literary Awards for excellence in poetry. Linda Annas Ferguson’s chapbook, Stepping on Cracks in the Sidewalk, won an honorable mention in the 2007 Oscar Arnold Young Book Award of the Poetry Council of NC. Kaye Bache-Snyder won first place in the National Federation of Press Women’s annual competition, in category 75, creative verse for her book PINNACLES AND PLAINS. Carolyn Howard-Johnson was awarded the Military Writers Society of America Silver Award for Excellence for her chapbook of poetry, Tracings. Abigail Gramig's poem "Requiem" (first published by Finishing Line Press in her chapbook DUSTING THE PIANO) is included in Billy Collins' new anthology 180 More : Extraordinary Poems for Every Day by BILLY COLLINS (Editor). Julene Tripp Weaver author of Case Walking: An AIDS Case Manager Wails Her Blues; George Held, author of Grounded and The Art of Writing and Others, GARY L. LARK, author of Men At the Gates, Joyce Greenberg Lott,author of DEAR MRS. DALLOWAY, and to Paula Sergi author of FAMILY BUSINESS and John Brantingham author of PUTTING IN A WINDOW were all recently featured on Garrison Keillor's THE WRITER'S ALMANAC radio show. Karen Zaborowski Duffy’s (author of Giving in to the Smoke) poetry was featured on the PBS show The Newshour with Jim Lehrer . Michael Milburn’s poem “Preserved” from his FLP chapbook The Blessings of Motion and Silence appeared in Mary Karr’s weekly Book World feature, “Poet’s Choice.” In her column Ms. Karr picks a poem (or poems) each week and introduces it briefly. Book World is syndicated to a number of other papers, including the Washington Post Book World in The Washington Post National Weekly, washingtonpost.com, on-line data services and microfiche and CD-ROM versions of The Washington Post. Also appearing in The New Yorker (online only). Finishing Line Press has also been featured in Poet's Market Insider Report.

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