CRWROPPS Post: Steel Toe Books Chapbook and Other Prize Announcement and Information

Subject: Steel Toe Books Chapbook and Other Prize Announcement and Information

Dear Educators,

We'd like to share some information about Steel Toe Books' Chapbook
Contest as well as our Poetry and Prose Prizes. Feel free to share this
email with your colleagues and students. Please see our website for our
catalogue and additional information about the press:

Our Chapbook contest is open now through September. Submissions should
be between 20-50 pages. Winners will receive ten copies, $50, and a $200
promotional campaign. We are looking for strong literary works in a
variety of genres, and our chapbooks will be looking to feature
first-time authors as well as established authors.

Our Poetry and Pro…

CRWROPPS Post: Max Ritvo Poetry Prize

Win $10,000 and publication by Milkweed Editions! Submit to the
Max Ritvo Poetry Prize! 
Submissions open until May 31st! Designed to honor the legacy of one of the most original and accomplished poets to debut in recent years—and to reward outstanding poets for years to come—the Max Ritvo Poetry Prize awards $10,000 and publication by Milkweed Editions to the author of a debut collection of poems. Selected by judge Henri Cole, the prizewinning poet will receive a standard royalty contract, simultaneous publication of the collection in hardcover and audiobook editions, national distribution, and a comprehensive marketing and publicity campaign.

Prize: $10,000

We use Submittable to accept and review our submissions.

CRWROPPS Post: C.D. Wright Women Writers Conference

We remain hopeful that the conference will go on as planned in November. Given the fact that so many of us are transitioning to a new normal (working from home, social distancing, closed schools and daycares, etc.), we have extended the proposal deadline to April 30, 2020.
2020 Call for ProposalsAs we both celebrate 100 years of women receiving the right to vote and call attention to the fact that suffrage has not been applied equally to all women, organizers of the C.D. Wright Women Writers Conference look forward to gathering in the wake of the 2020 election to call for a greater platform for women's voices in public discourse and government. We will need to re-evaluate and reset our priorities, and as women-identifying writers we will support each other as we discuss how writers, publishers, readers, and educators can best engage the issues of this moment.The C.D. Wright Women Writers Conference invites proposals for presentations at our annual conference to be held Novembe…

CRWROPPS Post: Broadside Contest

Sundress Publications Closing Submissions for Poetry Broadside ContestSundress Publications is soon closing for submissions for our poetry broadside contest. We'd love it if you'd help us spread the word by sharing this information with your networks.The winner's poem will be letterpress-printed as an 8.5" x 11" broadside and made available for sale on our online store. The winner will receive $200 and 20 copies of their broadside. To submit, send up to three poems, no longer than 30 lines each (line limit includes stanza breaks but not the title), in one Word or PDF document to contest@sundresspublications.comby March 31st, 2020. Be sure to include a copy of your payment receipt or purchase order number (see below for payment of fees). Please make sure that no identifying information is included in the submitted poems.The reading fee is $10 per batch of three poems, though the fee will be waived for entrants who purchase or pre-order any Sundress title. We wi…

CRWROPPS Post: The 2020 Hudson Prize

Scouting for the Reaper
by Jacob M. Appel
Winner of the 2012 Hudson Prize
The 2020 Hudson Prize
Each year Black Lawrence Press will award The Hudson Prize for an unpublished collection of poems or short stories. The prize is open to new, emerging, and established writers. The winner of this contest will receive book publication, a $1,000 cash award, and ten copies of the book. Prizes awarded on publication. 
The deadline is tomorrow, March 31.