Monday, December 3, 2012

Poetry Chapbook Fellowships: Poetry Society of America

National Chapbook Fellowships
Judged by
Thomas Sayers Ellis and Nick Flynn
Open to any U.S. Resident who has not published a full-length poetry collection.

New York Chapbook Fellowships
Judged by
Mary Ruefle and John Yau
Open to any New York City resident who is 30 or under and has not published a full-length poetry collection

Note: Poets may apply to one contest only.

1. Manuscript page length: between 20-30 pages of poetry (front matter not included in count). Poems must be typed on 8 1/2" x 11" paper and bound with a spring clip. No illustrations may be included. Do not include photocopies of poems from magazines or journals. Please submit only one copy of your manuscript. Manuscripts should include no more than one poem per page.

2. A complete submission should include:

a. Title page with contest name (The National Chapbook Fellowship or The New York Chapbook Fellowship), your name, address, telephone, email, and any other relevant contact information. Your name should not appear elsewhere in the manuscript.

b. A title page with just the title of the manuscript.

c. An acknowledgments page. Poems included in your manuscript may be previously published, but please include an acknowledgments page listing specific publications. Note: previous publications and/or the inclusion of published poems will not serve as a determining factor in the screening or judging of manuscripts.

d. A complete Table of Contents.

e. Payment of a $12.00 non-refundable entry fee (check or money order payable in U.S. dollars to Poetry Society of America). This fee is not waived for PSA members. Please do not send cash. While you may not submit to both The National Chapbook Fellowship and The New York Chapbook Fellowship, multiple submissions to one contest are accepted. Please note: we require separate entry fees for each manuscript you submit.

f. Self-addressed stamped post card for confirmation of receipt and a self-addressed stamped envelope for announcement of the winners.

3. Manuscripts by more than one author will not be accepted.

4. Translations will not be accepted.


Entries will be accepted between October 1st and December 22nd, 2012.
Entries postmarked later than December 22nd, 2012 will not be accepted.
Manuscripts will not be returned.
Electronic and faxed submissions will not be accepted.
If your manuscript is accepted for publication elsewhere, you must notify the PSA.

Submission to the Chapbook Fellowship Program does not prohibit you from applying to the PSA Annual Awards.


Poetry Society of America
15 Gramercy Park
New York, New York 10003

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