Chapbook is an organization that recognizes one or two juniors or seniors who submit a 20- to 40-page collection of fiction, non-fiction, poetry, stage or screenwriting, or a combination thereof. The winner has his or her book published by St. Andrews Press and receives 50 copies of the 300 printed, along with a $100 honorarium.
Poetry manuscripts should be single-spaced with one poem per page (haiku, tanka, or other short forms may be submitted up to three per page). Fiction and non-fiction manuscripts should be double-spaced. Stage and screen manuscripts should be formatted to industry standards.
Award recipients are involved in all aspects of the publication of their chapbook, from typesetting and design to the selection of cover art and are required to give a reading of their work at the end of the spring semester as part of the process.
Students must be enrolled during the spring semester to be eligible for the competition, as the majority of the production takes place between February and April.
Congratulations to 2011 winner Phil Ratchford. Learn more about Phil and his winning entry, Evening Song, here.
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