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Bass Clef Books

BCB's Inaugural
George Drew
Sophomore Chapbook Contest
Jan. 15-May 15, 2023
Now Open!
First Prize
+10 copies

Poetry Contest

Temp Closed

Poets who enter this contest must have only one volume of previously published poetry.

Send no more than 30 pages of your best original poetry. Manuscripts should be submitted as a Word file, 12 point Courier or Times New Roman font.

Please include a cover page with the author's contact information and biography and an acknowledgments page listing previous publications and the press that published the poet's first book. Write "Sophomore Book Contest" in the subject line.

Bass Clef Books asks for a $15 reading fee to help fund the contest, publication of the winning manuscript and promotion. Part of this fee will go toward publishing the selected chapbook in hardback.

We will accept only one entry from a poet. We attain North American First Serial Rights and reserve the right to use part of all publications to promote this press.

Simultaneous submissions are permitted, but entrants are asked to withdraw immediately if a manuscript is accepted elsewhere.

Manuscript revisions are not permitted after submission unless warranted.

We ask that the manuscript does not include multiple tabulation or other nifty formatting--doing so makes publication difficult. We do not accept manuscripts that contain visual art.