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The Fall, 2010 Black River Chapbook Competition
Black Lawrence Press is now accepting submissions for the Fall, 2010 Black River Chapbook Competition.
The Black River Chapbook Competition is a semi-annual prize from Black Lawrence Press for a chapbook of short stories or poems. The winner receives $500 and publication. Previous winners of The Black River Chapbook Competition include: Helen Marie Casey, Frank Montesonti, D. E. Fredd, Sandra Kolankiewicz, Tina Egnoski, T. J. Beitelman, David Rigsbee, Lisa Fay Coutley, and Amelia Martens.
How to Enter
Please follow this link for information on how to submit your manuscript for The Black River Chapbook Competition.
The deadline for submissions is October 31.
We look forward to reading your work!
The Grandeur is in Them and of Them
Thanks to Phil Constable and the good people at New York Journal of Books for the wonderful review of T. J. Beitelman’s Pilgrims: A Love Story. In the review, Constable writes:
Beitelman has an assured voice that cautions the reader against the excesses of modern society, the “shimmer, shine, and show,” while, at the same time using those very excesses as images and imaginings. The protagonists are searching for something, something grand and worthwhile, and in the end the grand thing they find is the realization that it is all meaningless. The grandeur is in them and of them.
You can read the entire review here.
Pilgrims: A Love Story, winner of the Spring, 2008 Black River Chapbook Competition, is available from Black Lawrence Press and Amazon.
Posted in chapbooks, poetry, praise, prize winners, reviews
Tagged New York Journal of Books, Phil Constable, Pilgrims: A Love Story, T. J. Beitelman
Beitelman Broke Down. Did You Miss It?
We’re sorry for posting this so late, but T. J. Beitelman, author of Pilgrims: A Love Story had two spots on The Nervous Breakdown in July. There was the self-interview on the 17th. And there was a poem on the 24th. Happy reading!
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Tagged Pilgrims: A Love Story, T. J. Beitelman, The Nervous Breakdown
BLP Expands Its List
If you’ve been following the BLP blog, then you know of a few recent additions to the BLP family. In January, we announced that we’d accepted Killing the Murnion Dogs by Joe Wilkins and Instructions for Killing the Jackal by Erica Wright, two new collections of poetry due out in August and September of next year, respectively. In February, we announced that Carol Guess had become a part of our crew of poets; her collection Doll Studies: Forensics will be out in the beginning of 2012. Also in February we announced the acceptance of the novel/novel-in-stories/memoir/we don’t know what we’re calling it yet other than “rad” Pulled from the River by Jon Chopan.
There’s been lots of action since February and we are very pleased to announce that we’ve added a few more authors to the BLP family and also have new titles forthcoming from authors who have published with us in the past. Next fall we will publish Marginalia for a Natural History, a collection of poems by Keith Taylor.
We’ve also accepted two new books by Marcel Jolley, winner of the inaugural St. Lawrence Book Award and author of Neither Here Nor There. His short story collection, Priors, will come out in the spring of 2012, to be followed by his novel Milk Run in the spring of 2013. We’ve also got some new blood in our stable of fiction writers. Loving You the Way I Do, short stories by Ron Savage will be published in the summer of 2012.
We’re also very pleased to announce that our translation list is expanding as well. Daniele Pantano, author of the poetry collection The Oldest Hands In The World and the translation The Possible is Monstrous has two more translations coming out from BLP in the next few years: Oppressive Light: Selected Poems by Robert Walser (Spring, 2012) and The Complete Works of Georg Trakl (Spring, 2014). We’ve also got Dream Weed, a translation of Yvan Goll poems, by Nan Watkins coming out in July, 2012.
Those of you who are fans of T.J. Beitelman (Pilgrims: A Love Story) and David Rigsbee (winner of the Spring, 2009 Black River Chapbook Competition) will be happy to know that we have full-length collections from both poets coming out in mid-2012.
And, just so you know what you have to look forward to, BLP will release the following titles before the end of 2010: Every Bitter Thing by Hardy Jones, Perishables by Tina Egnoski, Pictures of Houses with Water Damage by Michael Hemmingson, The Consequence of Skating by Steven Gillis, Triggermoon Triggermoon by JuliaCohen, Speech Acts by Laura McCullough, and The Pilot House by David Rigsbee.
We’ve currently closed submissions until August 15th while we catch up on submissions. We’re hoping to have more good news by the end of the summer once we read all of the manuscripts in our queue. As always, thanks for reading!
Executive Editor, Black Lawrence Press
P.S. Don’t forget that the deadline for the St. Lawrence Book Award is August 31st!
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Tagged Carol Guess, Daniele Pantano, David Rigsbee, Doll Studies: Forensics, Dream Weed, Erica Wright, Every Bitter Thing, Hardy Jones, Instructions for Killing the Jackal, Joe Wilkins, Jon Chopan, Julia Cohen, Keith Taylor, Kiling the Murnion Dogs, Laura McCullough, Loving You The Way I Do, Marcel Jolley, Marginalia for a Natural History, michael hemmingson, Milk Run, Nan Watkins, Neither Here Nor There, Oppressive Light: Selected Poems by Robert Walser, Perishables, Pictures of Houses with Water Damage, Pilgrims: A Love Story, Priors, Pulled From the River, Ron Savage, Speech Acts, steven gillis, T. J. Beitelman, The Complete Works of Georg Trakl, The Consequence of Skating, The Oldest Hands in the World, The Pilot House, The Possible is Monstrous, Tina Egnoski, Triggermoon Triggermoon
Reminder: Chapbook Competition Deadline
This is just a friendly reminder that the Black River Chapbook Competition deadline is May 31st.
About the Prize: The Black River Chapbook Competition is a semi-annual prize from Black Lawrence Press for a chapbook of short stories or poems. The winner receives $500 and publication. Previous winners of The Black River Chapbook Competition include: Helen Marie Casey, Frank Montesonti, D.E. Fredd, Sandra Kolankiewicz, T. J. Beitelman, Tina Egnoski, David Rigsbee, and Lisa Fay Coutley.
How to Enter: Please follow this link for information on how to submit your manuscript for The Black River Chapbook Competition.
Questions? Contact Diane Goettel at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We look forward to reading your work!
Diane and the BLP Team
Past Winners of the Black River Chapbook Competition