2012 Chapbook Contest Guidelines



Third Chapbook Contest

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Theme: "Meditation" 
 Poems may reflect any discipline,
any faith, or none.

Poems reflecting on the words
of RUMI.



1st place 
50 copies and $50
.00 check
(each chapbook is priced at $13.00)
Total award $650.00

2nd - 3rd place
special publishing offer

Up-to five Honorable Mention 

Final Judge:

Michal Mahgerefteh
an award-winning poet and artist
she is author of four poetry collections
and editor of Poetica Magazine



*we will be open for submissions
until we have enough manuscripts to review


Official Rules: 

- Submit 16-20 pages of poetry.

- Submit manuscripts between May 1, 2012 - January 15, 2013

- Notification of winner by Fall 2013

- No name should appear on poems.

- Send two cover pages:

       ~ One cover page clipped to poems,
with title only, no identifying information.

       ~ One separate cover page to contain title,
name, address, phone and e-mail.

       ~ You may include biographical information.

- Please do not submit a manuscript that has been previously published.

- Include $15.00 reading fee (PayPal or check/money order)

- Include SASE for results / or we will notify by email.

- Authors retain all rights to their work—authors must own all rights to their work.

- No manuscripts will be returned. We shred and recycle all unused work. 



Please mail to:

Poetica Publishing
2012 Chapbook Contest
P.O. Box 11014
Norfolk, VA 23517


About the Judging Process:

Initial and final judging
will be "blind."

The manuscript is judged on its own merits,
not publication credits
or name of author.

Upon publication (early spring 2014),
winner will receive 50 copies and $50.00

Copies sold through our web site
will have a 25% processing fee.

Chapbooks will be professionally printed:

5.5 x 8.5, full color, UV glossy finish
saddle stapled or perfect binding
white or off white inside pages



Past Winners

2010 Winner

What Brings Us to Water
Chapbook by Lois Parker Edstrom