Submission Guidelines

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FULL-LENGTH POETRY BOOK COMPETITION & POETRY CHAPBOOK COMPETITION GUIDELINES FOR 2017

1. BRIGHT HILL 25TH ANNUAL FULL-LENGTH POETRY BOOK COMPETITION 2017 – GUIDELINES FOR SUBMISSION



POSTMARK DEADLINE –December 31, 2017. Submissions with a later postmark date will be discarded.

NOTIFICATION DATES – Results will be announced in 2018; publication 2018

MANUSCRIPT REQUIREMENTS – 

1. Send 48-64 pages, plus bio, table of contents, acknowledgments page, and title page.

2. Manuscript must be paginated and secured by bulldog or spring clip; no bound manuscripts or manuscripts in book form.

3. If you submit electronically, you will need to set up an account at http://www.brighthillpress.org/submissions/ – Once you have set up your account, follow the directions for submitting.

http://www.brighthillpress.org/submissions

MANUSCRIPTS WILL BE JUDGED ANONYMOUSLY

1. Include 2 title pages: one with title only; one with title, author’s name, address, and telephone.

2. Poems may be published in journals or anthologies; attach acknowledgments page to title page with author’s name, address, telephone, and e-mail.

3. Manuscripts will not be returned; include SASE for results only.

4. More than one manuscript may be submitted but each requires a reading fee.

5. Simultaneous submissions are acceptable but Bright Hill Press must be notified if the manuscript is taken elsewhere.

READING FEE: $27 – Payable by check if submitting by post; by credit card or PayPal if electronically.

THE WINNING ENTRY

1. Winner receives publication, $1000, and 30 copies of his/her professionally printed book; review copies will be sent to 15 reviewers.

2. BHP will advertise the book in national publications and market it by retail and through distributors, including spdbooks.org.

3. Winner should plan on doing readings and appearances to promote book.

Send to:

1. Bright Hill Press Poetry Book Competition, 94 Church St., Treadwell, NY 13846-4807 or via web: http://www.brighthillpress.org/submissions

SOME BRIGHT HILL PRESS AWARD-WINNING FULL-LENGTH POETRY BOOKS: The Fates (Joanne Clarkson); Final Fort (Caroline Morrell); The Hydromantic Histories (Fox Frazier-Foley); Tonight’s Quiet (Constance Norgren); What I Can Tell You (Ruth Moon Kempher); Outside Come In (Ryan J. Browne); Almond Town (Margaret Young); Raven’s Paradise (Red Hawk); Infinite Beginnings (Lucyna Prostko); How the Brain Grew Back Its Own History (Liz Beasley); Need-Fire (Becky Gould Gibson); The Artist As Alice: From a Photographer’s Life (Darcy Cummings); The Aerialist (Victoria Hallerman); Strange Gravity (Lisa Rhoades); The Singer’s Temple (Barbara Hurd); Heart, with Piano Wire (Richard Deutch); My Father and Miro & Other Poems (Claudia Reder); Traveling Through Glass (Beth Copeland Vargo); To Fit Your Heart into the Body (Judith Neeld); Blue Wolves (Regina O’Melveny); My Own Hundred Doors (Pam Bernard).



2.  BRIGHT HILL PRESS – 25th ANNUAL CHAPBOOK COMPETITION – 2017 – POETRY ONLY

GUIDELINES FOR SUBMISSION




POSTMARK & ELECTRONIC DEADLINE:

JULY 31, 2017. Submissions with a later postmark date will be discarded.

If you submit electronically, you will need to set up an account at http://www.brighthillpress.org/submissions/

Once you have set up your account, follow the directions for submitting.

NOTIFICATION DATES:

Results will be announced in Spring 2018 – Publication 2018

MANUSCRIPT REQUIREMENTS:

If by post, send 16-24 pages, plus bio, table of contents, acknowledgments page, and title page. Manuscript must be paginated and secured by spring or bulldog clip. If electronically, follow directions on submissions page (see above).

MANUSCRIPTS WILL BE JUDGED ANONYMOUSLY. Include two title pages: one with title only; one with title, author’s name, address, and telephone; if electronically, that page should be included with acknowledgments and bio. (Poems may be published in journals or anthologies; attach acknowledgments page to title page with author’s name, address, and telephone.)

Manuscripts will not be returned; include SASE for results only.

More than one manuscript may be submitted but each requires a reading fee.

Simultaneous submissions are acceptable but Bright Hill Press must be notified if the manuscript is taken elsewhere.

Manuscripts will be read by Bright Hill panel; top 20-25 mss. will be read by a nationally-known poet.

READING FEE:

$17, Payable by check if submitting by post; by credit card or PayPal if electronically.

THE WINNING ENTRY:

WINNER RECEIVES PUBLICATION, $350, and 30 copies of his/her professionally printed chapbook, which will be nationally advertised and distributed. Additional copies will be sent to reviewers

SOME BRIGHT HILL PRESS CHAPBOOK TITLES: Passing Through Blue Earth (Cynthia Neely); Heirloom Bulldog (Lynn McGee); Language You Refuse to Learn (Claudia M. Stanek); The Cards We’ve Drawn (Scot Slaby); Other People’s Stories (Barbara Elovic); In the Garden (Susan Spivack); Self-Portrait / Sixteen Sevenlings (Rodger Moody); A Tide of a Hundred Mountains (Richard Levine); Counterpoint (Jean Hollander); The Infatuations and Infidelities of Pronouns (Christopher Bursk); Haywire (Rachel Contreni Flynn); Skunk Night Sonnets (Daniel Waters); Love in the End (Mary Kay Rummel); Effects of Sunlight in the Fog (Alan Catlin); The Lily Poems (Liz Rosenberg); Picking Up (Evelyn Duncan); The Cut Worm (Douglas Korb); The Spirit of the Walrus (ElisaVietta Ritchie, forthcoming), Walking Back the Cat (Lynn Pattison, forthcoming), LightsOut (Tom Lavazzi, forthoming), Web-Watching (Bruce Bennett), The Last Best Motif (Naton Leslie) Possum (Shelby Stephenson, Best Poetry Book by a North Carolinian in 2004); First Probe to Antarctica (Barry Ballard); Inspiration Point (Matthew J. Spireng); What Falls Away (Steve Lautermilch); Boxes (Lisa Harris); The Man Who Went Out for Cigarettes (Adrian Blevins-Church); and Whatever Was Ripe (William Jolliff).

Word and Image Gallery Exhibit GuidelinesPROPOSAL GUIDELINES FOR 2018

Bright Hill Literary Center’s Word & Image Gallery, 94 Church Street, Treadwell, NY, dedicated to the exhibition of artworks that successfully integrate language and visual art, announces a call for exhibit proposals for 2016 & 2017. Postmark deadline for proposals, sent to the Word & Image Gallery, Bright Hill Literary Center, POB 193, Treadwell, NY 13846-0193, November 30, 2017.


Work to be considered for the the 2018 season will be work that successfully integrates words & images and may be either two- or three-dimensional. Interested artists will submit a written proposal; exhibit proposals by artists working collaboratively will also be considered. Materials that must be included in the proposal package are:

Exhibit proposal, no more than 500 words;
Artist’s statement, no more than 200 words (if a collaborative proposal, statements by all included artists);
Artist’s biography, no more than 200 words (if a collaborative proposal, statements by all included artists);
Artist’s resume, no more than 4 pages (include complete contact information, i.e., web site, mailing address, e-mail address, and telephone/cell phone number(s);
CD with 20 digital images of the work proposed or work that is closely representative of the work proposed;
Four examples of the writing that will accompany the images or be incorporated into the images;
Self-addressed, stamped envelope for return of materials.
NOTE:

On acceptance, Bright Hill will provide written dimensions of the gallery to the artist;
Selected artist will be required to mat and frame or otherwise prepare his/her work for display;
Selected artist will install his/her exhibit (Bright Hill staff will be on hand to help, if necessary)
Artist will supply Bright Hill with a list of all artworks to be included in exhibit, plus media, and sale price (60 percent of exhibit works must be for sale). Bright Hill will prepare labels for walls (our wall labels include name of work, medium, and price).
Artist will pay the cost of printing 1,000 4″ x 6″ or 5.5″ x 8.5″ postcards; Bright Hill will prepare the artwork, work with the printer, and pay for the cost of mailing postcards to BHP’s list and to that of the artist (a total of about 800 postcards); BHP will also feature the artist’s work on the organization’s e-letter and on Facebook;
Bright Hill will e-mail press releases with accompanying jpegs to more than100 print and broadcast media throughout New York’s Catskill Mountain Region, the Central Leatherstocking Region, and the Capital Region—if artist has specific recommendations for press releases he/she may give that information to BHP, and BHP will send releases to those addresses.


Bright Hill takes a 30 percent commission on sales; payment will be made to artist at completion of exhibit.

Submissions can be made to info@brighthillpress.org.

WE RECOMMEND THAT INTERESTED ARTISTS VISIT THE GALLERY in order to address particular spatial concerns.