Monday, April 11, 2016

Poetry Chapbook Competition: 2016 WaterSedge Poetry Chapbook Contest

The 2016 WaterSedge Poetry Chapbook Contest

Contest Judge: Amit Majmudar, Ohio’s first poet laureate

Deadline for entering the 2016 WaterSedge Poetry Chapbook Contest: May 25, 2016 11:59 p.m. ET

Entry Fee: $20

Page count: 24-48 pages in length

Deadline: May 25, 2016

Entry Link.

The winner of the WaterSedge Poetry Contest will receive: $500 cash prize; publication of the poetry chapbook in both print AND e-book formats; Amazon distribution for Kindle and print; and 25 free print copies. 

Amit Majmudar, Ohio’s first poet laureate, is a novelist, poet, essayist, and diagnostic nuclear radiologist (M.D.). Majmudar is the author of two novels and several poetry collections. He was a finalist for a Poetry Society of America’s Norma Faber First Book Award, and his poetry was selected for a Donald Justice prize. His most recent collection of poems, Dothead, was published on March 29. Majmudar’s poetry has appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Review of Books, The Atlantic Monthly, Poetry Magazine, and The Antioch Review. His work has been featured in several anthologies, including Best of the Best American Poetry, 1988-2012.

Dr. Majmudar writes and practices in Dublin, Ohio, where he lives with his wife, twin sons, and baby daughter.

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