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2014 Competition is Now Closed
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Tebot Bach announces
The 2014 Clockwise Chapbook Competition

Competition Guidelines

Winner will receive a $500 Prize and a Book Publication in Perfect Bound Editions
Winner announced in September 2014 with Publication in April 2015

Deadline: April 15, 2014
Judge: Gail Wronsky

The competition is open to all poets writing in English.

Individual poems in the manuscript previously published in magazines, print or web journals, or anthologies are acceptable, but the work as a whole must be unpublished including self-published books.

Entries of 24–32 pages of original poetry in English must be postmarked by April 15, 2014. Entries postmarked after April 15, 2014 will not be read. Manuscripts will not be returned. Manuscripts must be bound with a binder clip. No staples, folders, or printer-bound copies. No photographs, images, or illustrations. Please do not include acknowledgements at this time. Please do not include any identifying information anywhere in the manuscript. Submit two title pages. The first, not fastened with the manuscript, should include the title of the manuscript, authorís name, address, telephone number, and email address in upper right corner. The second, fastened with the manuscript, should include only the title in upper right corner. Entries should be fastened in this order:

1. Title page
2. Table of Contents
3. Collection of poems
Items 1 and 2 are not included in the page count noted above

Manuscripts should be letter-quality, typewritten, and single-spaced. Photocopies are acceptable. Please do not submit your only copy, as manuscripts will not be returned.

Tebot Bach assumes no responsibility for damaged or lost manuscripts.

Manuscripts must be previously unpublished.

Manuscripts will not be returned.

Translations and multi-authored collections are not eligible.

Past and current students and employees of the Loyola Marymount University are not eligible. Past and current volunteers and employees of Tebot Bach are not eligible. Poets who have studied with Gail Wronsky in more than 2 workshop settings are not eligible.

Simultaneous submissions are acceptable, but Tebot Bach must be notified immediately if a collection is accepted for publication via email:

Please include a non-refundable reading fee of $25, check or money order, made out to Tebot Bach with Clockwise in the notation line. Include a business-size SASE (self-addressed envelope) for notification. Include a SAPC (self-addressed postcard) for notification of receipt of manuscript. Postcard should include title of manuscript.

Mail manuscript, check or money order payable to Tebot Bach, SASE, SAPC in one envelope to:

Tebot Bach
Post Office Box 7887
Huntington Beach CA 92615-7887