May 17, 2012

Anomalous Press Chapbook Contest

Extended Deadline June 15

$500 prize plus publication (print and electronic)!

Finalist manuscripts will also be considered for publication, and all submissions will be considered for publication in the journal.

$15 fee.

We will publish the winning manuscript in each of the following categories:

Translations. Specifically translations of innovative texts or innovative translations, translations that draw attention to themselves, hybrid translations, translations that defy convention, translations that prey on, magnify, distort, and bring greatness to source texts.
Poetry. Original poetry.

Christian Hawkey will judge the translation category.

Christian Hawkey is the author of Petitions for an Alien Relative (a chapbook by hand held editions, 2010), Ventrakl (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2010), Citizen Of (Wave Books, 2007), Hour, Hour, a chapbook which includes drawings by the artist Ryan Mrowzowski (Delirium Press, 2006), and The Book of Funnels (Verse Press, 2004), winner of the 2006 Kate Tufts Discovery Award. In 2006 he was given a Creative Capital Innovative Literature Award and he has also received awards from the Poetry Fund and the Academy of American Poets. He teaches at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York.

Cole Swensen will judge the poetry category.

Cole Swenson is the author of 14 books of poetry, including Ours: poems on the gardens of Andre Le Notre (University of California Press, 2008) and The Glass Age, (Alice James Books, 2007). Among her 16 translations are The Field Is Lethal by Suzanne Doppelt (Counterpath Press, 2010) and Physis by Nicolas Pesquès (Parlor Press / Free Verse Editions, 2007). The recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Iowa Poetry Prize, two Pushcart prizes, she is also the founding editor of La Presse, which publishes contemporary French writers in English translation.

Electronic submissions only. Full guidelines available at

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