Please see below for information regarding our two annual contests.

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2008 De Novo Poetry Contest

C&R Press (www.crpress.org), a non-profit literary organization, is looking for the best manuscript from a previously unpublished American poet (a U.S. citizen who has not published a full-length collection of poetry before).  We are looking for manuscripts that exhibit striking language, memorable imagery, intellectual depth, and a respect for diversity in all areas of life.  

Please include:

  • 55-85 page-manuscript (single-spaced)
  • two title sheets (one with contact information, one without)
  • one-paragraph biography
  • $25 entry fee payable to C&R Press--every entrant receives a copy of winning book with book-sized SASE (please include $2.23 postage)
  • #10 SASE for results (optional--you may watch website for the announcement in November)

Guidelines:

  • Submission of more than one manuscript is acceptable; each manuscript must be submitted separately, each with entry fee and SASE
  • Please let us know immediately if your manuscript is accepted by another publisher while under our consideration
  • No revisions to submitted manuscripts will be considered; the winning manuscript may be revised before publication
  • Manuscripts may consist of poems that have been published, but the manuscript as a whole must not have been previously published
  • Close friends, former students, and current or former colleagues of the judge are ineligible
  • Translations ineligible
  • No faxed entries
  • Electronic entries (.rtf, .doc., or .pdf attachments) to our email address below are encouraged--Please follow-up electronic entries with Paypal payment or mail check
  • Winner receives $500 and 20 copies.  All entries will be considered for publication.

2008 De Novo Contest Deadline: postmarked on or before October 1st, 2008
2008 Judge: Denise Duhamel

C&R Press
PO Box 4065
Chattanooga, TN 37405

crpress_org (at) yahoo.com
(replace (at) with @)

 

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2008 Fall Open Series

C&R Press (www.crpress.org) is looking for poetry manuscripts from published and unpublished authors alike that exhibit striking language, memorable imagery, intellectual depth, and a respect for diversity in all areas of life.  Ultimately we are interested in supporting the best work we can find.

Please include:

  • 50-100 page-manuscript (single-spaced)
  • title sheet with contact information
  • one-paragraph biography
  • $20 reading fee payable to C&R Press
  • #10 SASE for results (optional--you may watch website for the announcement in January)
  • Electronic entries (.rtf, .doc., or .pdf attachments) to our email address below are encouraged--Please follow-up electronic entries with Paypal payment or mail check
  • All entrants receive a copy of one of the books accepted for publication through the 2008 Fall Open Series if you provide a book-sized SASE (with $2.23 postage)

Due to the large volume of manuscript submissions for this series, we cannot return manuscripts.  Please do not include any valuable material (photos, reproductions, etc.) as we cannot be responsible for their return.  In order to be eligible for the 2008 Fall Open Series reading period, submissions must be postmarked during October or November only.

The selected title will be appear in 2009 under a standard C&R Press publishing royalty contract.  As a nonprofit independent press, we work very closely with our authors in production and marketing and take great pride in producing quality books in every sense of the word.

2008 Fall Open Series Deadline: postmarked on or before November 29th.

C&R Press
PO Box 4065
Chattanooga, TN 37405

crpress_org (at) yahoo.com
(replace (at) with @)

 

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