I haven’t even posted the next steps post, yet I’ve already received my first chapbook manuscript via e-mail. I expect many more to be sent my way between today and January 5th at 11:59 p.m. (Atlanta, Georgia, time).
To read the original guidelines post, click here.
If you’re lazy, here are the basics:
- You have until 11:59 p.m. on 1/5/2011 to submit 10-20 PAGES of poetry (no more than one poem per page, though one poem can stretch over multiple pages). This means, of course, that if you wrote more than 20 poems during the month of November you’ll have to make decisions about which poems should make the manuscript and which shouldn’t.
- Manuscripts should be submitted as either .doc (not .docx), .txt or .rtf files.
- Send them to email@example.com with this subject line: My 2010 November PAD Chapbook MS
- Poets can submit a manuscript even if they did not post poems to the blog during the month of November.
- Manuscripts can include a poem or two outside of November, but the majority should be poems inspired by the November prompts. Using the honor system here.
- Poets can submit multiple manuscripts, but poets improve their chances if they focus on one stellar manuscript as opposed to several mediocre manuscripts.
- Manuscripts will be judged by myself and my awesome poet wife, Tammy Foster Brewer.
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