$23.00 USD

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The Baltic Writing Residency Poetry Chapbook Contest

Manuscripts are being accepted now through the February 15th deadline of each year.

2018-2019 Judge: Darcie Dennigan

$750, plus publication, and 25 author copies beautifully printed.

$23.00 submission fee.

Send 20 – 32 manuscript pages of poetry (no more than one poem per page). It's fine if individual works have been published elsewhere, but the manuscript can't have been published as a whole before. (translations are admissible)

Include a title page, a table of contents, and an acknowledgements page (if any of the poems have been previously published).

Your name and contact info should NOT appear anywhere on the manuscript. And filling out Submittable's "cover letter" field is discouraged.

The manuscript need not be thematically coherent or narratively related. Co-authored manuscripts are fine. Submitting multiple manuscripts is fine with entry fees for each.

Darcie Dennigan is the author of The Parking Lot and other feral scenarios, forthcoming from Forklift Ohio in 2018. She's also working on the libretto for an opera version of Knut Hamsun's Hunger. She is the author of three previous books: Palace of Subatomic Bliss (Canarium), Madame X (Canarium) and Corinna A-Maying the Apocalypse (Fordham University Press). She is also author of two chapbooks: Dept. of Ephebic Dreamery, a poem/play/joke, and Dandelion Farm, a poem-play in text and images made with artist Carl Dimitri.

Her writing has been recognized by awards from the Poetry Society of America, Bread Loaf Writers Conference, Discovery/The Nation, and the RI State Council on the Arts. She works as an assistant professor in residence at the University of Connecticut, and as a freelance creative content writer for Brown University and other nonprofits.

Darcie is the co-founder and former director of Frequency Writers, a local writing community that offers workshops, readings, and get togethers for local writers. Frequency, as its mission statement goes, "is a moving creation of the people in it," which means that it is created for and by Rhode Islanders.

All covers are printed on Rives BFK Printmaking Paper, which is a 100% cotton rag. All covers, FFEPs, vellums and text blocks are scored and torn by hand to size and then hand folded into books. Books are bound with a variety of perfect and sewn bindings.

Email balticresidency@gmail.com with further questions if you have them.

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