Submission Guidelines

Please adhere closely to the following details.
GUIDELINES FOR FEATURED READINGS AT BRIGHT HILLGUIDELINES FOR 2017 - 2018

Bright Hill Press and Literary Center was begun in 1992 with the Word Thursdays Reading Series. Interested in Being Considered for a Featured Reading at Word Thursdays?

If you live 75 miles or more from Treadwell, New York, your writing will be:

 

  1. Creative (literary) nonfiction, or about writers, or writing published in a literary journal, anthology, edited web publication, or a chapbook or full-length book published by a literary publisher using a professional editorial selection process;
  2. Literary translation published in a literary journal, anthology, or edited web publication;
  3. A play (or plays) that has (or have) received a full production at a regional theater or Off-off-Broadway;
  4. A play or plays (full-length or one-act) that has (or have) been published in a literary journal, anthology, or edited web publication; or by a recognized play publisher.
  5. Work that is self-published or requires payment by the author is not eligible.
  6. Note: Bright Hill has a guest room with two single beds for poets and writers who live 75 or more miles from Treadwell.
  7. Note: To be considered, email a 200-word bio to wordthur@stny.rr.com and mail a copy of your book to Word Thursdays at BHP, 94 Church Street, Treadwell, NY 13846.
  8. Note: All featured poets and writers are paid on a sliding scale.
  9. Questions: Call 607-829-5055 or email wordthur@stny.rr.com.

 

If you live within 50 miles of Treadwell, New York, you will:

  1.   Attend at least three Word Thursdays readings in a calendar year (they take place the second and fourth Thursdays from April through mid-November);
  2.   Take part in the open mic section of three Word Thursdays;
  3.   Have begun sending out individual poems, stories, or play excerpts in literary journals, anthologies, or edited web publications
  4.   Note: To be considered, email a 200-word bio to wordthur@stny.rr.com, If you have a chapbook or full-length book, mail a copy to Word Thursdays at BHP, 94 Church Street, Treadwell, NY 13846.
  5. Note: All featured poets and writers are paid on a sliding scale.
  6.  Questions: Call 607-829-5055 or email wordthur@stny.rr.com.
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:

september 30, 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.

Bright Hill's 25th Anniversary Juried Book Arts ExhibitionAt The Word & Image Gallery

BRIGHT HILL LITERARY CENTER

25th ANNIVERSARY JURIED BOOK ARTS EXHIBITION

AT THE WORD & IMAGE GALLERY

BRIGHT HILL PRESS & LITERARY CENTER OF THE CATSKILLS

94 Church Street, Treadwell, NY 13846-0193

JURIED BY ALEXANDER CAMPOS AND BERTHA ROGERS

________________________________________________________________________

GUIDELINES

SHOW STATEMENT

Books submitted to the 25TH ANNIVERSARY Juried Book Arts Exhibit should contain both words & images in a book

format. The jurors are looking for a clearly stated concept, thought-provoking text, engaging visual presentation, the

relationship of the words and images to each other, exceptional technical presentation, an imaginative approach, and an

integrated overall delivery of the message. Two books will be selected for special recognition, in the form of Best of

Show ($200 cash award) and Second Place ($100 cash award).

ENTRIES

1. Entries will be judged by 300 dpi IMAGES ON CDS or via email attachments to wordthur@stny.rr.com; each

book may be represented by three views. Entries will be limited to three artists’ books (entries may include traditionallybound

books, artists’ books, sculptural book works, hanging books, etc. Books must have been created in the period

2012-2017 and must never have been exhibited at Bright Hill Literary Center in Treadwell, NY. If the books are

accepted and are designed to be hung, artist must provide them ready to hang; if flat, they will be displayed on pedestals.

Entries will be limited to books created by artists Residing in the Americas.

2. Entry form must be included in package mailed (or uploaded) to Bright Hill Book Arts, Bright Hill Literary Center, 94

Church Street, Treadwell, NY 13846-4607 (or emailed to wordthur@stny.rr.com).

A. Size limited to 50 inches high by 30 inches wide/deep.

B. Number and title of each art work labeled on CD or upload.

C. Nonrefundable $25 check or money order made out to Bright Hill Press.

D. Biography (up to 100 words only; if any part of the book (i.e., text, image, or binding) is created by someone other

than primary book artist, that person’s name must be included on entry form (with bio).

E. Artist’s statement (no more than 200 words; if any part of the book (i.e., text, image, or binding) is created by

someone other than primary book artist, that person’s name must be included on entry form with bio). If work is

accepted, statement by secondary contributors must be sent with accepted work).

3. Entries must be postmarked no later than August 20, 2017.

4. Notice of acceptance/rejection will be sent by September 10, 2017.

ACCEPTED WORKS

1. If accepted works differ markedly from images on CD or email attachment, BHC reserves the right to reject for

exhibition.

2. Must be packed in sturdy, reshippable containers and must be postmarked no later than September 10, 2017. (Artist

pays cost of shipping to the Center as well as return postage and insurance (in the form of stamps or checks).

3. The opening reception will be Sunday, Oct. 8, from 3 – 5 pm; the exhibit will remain at BHLC through

Oct. 27.

4. Accepted artist books must remain at the Center through the close of the exhibit, after which they will be

returned to the artists.

5. Best of Show award is $200; Second Place is $100.

6. A catalog of approximately 140 pages will be published by Bright Hill Press. All artists whose work is

accepted receive one copy of catalog, sent at show’s end; additional copies available for $9 each (retail is $18).

7. If accepted works are for sale, Bright Hill Press will retain 30% of art sold through the gallery during the exhibit.

8. If you do not wish your work handled during the show, specify so; otherwise, the Center will provide cotton gloves

for that purpose. An attendant will always be in the gallery during open hours.

JURORS

ALEXANDER CAMPOS, New York City, Executive Director & Curator of The Center for Book Arts in New York,

has over 25 years’ experience in the museum world. He has worked at the Whitney Museum of American Art, the

Brooklyn Museum of Art, the Bronx Museum of the Arts, and currently is the Executive Director of the Center for Book

Arts, where he has been since 2004. He has extensive experience in strategic planning, capital projects, and fundraising

with government agencies and private foundations. Programmatically, he has organized over two dozen contemporary

arts exhibitions including recently Threads: Interweaving Textu(r)al Meaning, Racism: An American Family Value,

(un)Contained Vessels, Then & Now, Multiple Limited Unique, and Mutilated/Cultivated Environments. Mr. Campos

organizes the Center’s active program of artist talks, lectures, and panel discussions. He has moderated numerous panel

discussions on contemporary art with artists and scholars and has organized education art study tours around the world.

In this professional work, Mr. Campos has served on review panels for local, state, and federal agencies. He holds an

M.A. in Arts Administration from New York University’s Steinhardt School of Education and a B.A. in the History of

Art and Romance Languages from University of Pennsylvania.

BERTHA ROGERS, Treadwell, NY has exhibited her paintings, drawings, and artist’s books in more than 250 juried,

invitational, and solo shows nationally and abroad. Her word-and-image work is collected privately and in museums,

including the Harry Ransom Archive at the University of Texas. Her awards include fellowships to the MacDowell

Colony, the Hedgebrook Foundation, the Millay Colony for the Arts, Caldera Foundation, and NYFA and NYSCA

grants for presentation and exhibits. A master teaching artist, she teaches writing and visual arts at schools throughout

NY through DCMO BOCES Arts in Education, TWC, and other agencies. She has published several poetry collections,

including Sleeper, You Wake (Mellen) and Heart Turned Back (Salmon Pub., Ireland). Her illustrated translation of the

Anglo-Saxon epic poem Beowulf was published in 2000 (Birch Brook Press). Her illumined translations of the 95

Anglo-Saxon riddle-poems from the 10th-Century Exeter Book will be published in 2018. Many of her riddle

translations have been published in literary magazines; her translation of Riddle 15 is included in Translating Early

Medieval Poetry: Transformation, Reception, Interpretation (Boydell & Brewer, 2017); and her illumination of that

riddle is the cover art for the book.

BRIGHT HILL CENTER CONTACT INFORMATION

Founding Director: Bertha Rogers; Voice: 607-829-5055; Fax: 607-829-5056; web site: http://www.brighthillpress.org;

e-mail: wordthur@stny.rr.com – Address: 94 Church Street, Treadwell, NY 13846-4607.

BRIGHT HILL PRESS

25th ANNIVERSARY JURIED BOOK ARTS EXHIBITION ENTRY FORM

AT BRIGHT HILL LITERARY CENTER, 94 Church Street, Treadwell, NY 13846-4607

JURIED BY ALEXANDER CAMPOS & BERTHA ROGERS

Name_______________________________________________________________________________

Address_______________________City______________State_____________Zip________________

Phone (day)___________________(evening)_____________________fax________________________

email__________________________________web site______________________________________

ENTRY #1

1. ARTIST’S NAME____________________________________________________________________

2. AUTHOR/IMAGE ARTIST (IF DIFFERENT FROM PRIMARY ARTIST)________________________

3. TITLE OF WORK_____________________________________________________________________________

4. DIMENSIONS (INCHES)__________H ________W__________D___________# of pages__________

5. DISPLAYED FLAT, STANDING, OR HANGING________________

6.MATERIALS________________________________________________________________________

7. EDITION SIZE__________YEAR OF COMPLETION_________FOR SALE_______PRICE___________

8. IF NFS, VALUE FOR INSURANCE__________MY WORK MAY_______MAY NOT____ BE HANDLED

ENTRY #2

1. ARTIST’S NAME____________________________________________________________________

2. AUTHOR/IMAGE ARTIST (IF DIFFERENT FROM PRIMARY ARTIST)_____________________________

3. TITLE OF WORK___________________________________________________________________

4. DIMENSIONS (INCHES)__________H ________W__________D___________# of pages__________

5. DISPLAYED FLAT, STANDING, OR HANGING________________

6.MATERIALS________________________________________________________________________

7. EDITION SIZE__________YEAR OF COMPLETION_________FOR SALE_______PRICE___________

8. IF NFS, VALUE FOR INSURANCE__________MY WORK MAY_______MAY NOT____ BE HANDLED

ENTRY #3

1. ARTIST’S NAME____________________________________________________________________

2. AUTHOR/IMAGE ARTIST (IF DIFFERENT FROM PRIMARY ARTIST)____________________________

3. TITLE OF WORK________________________________________________________________________

4. DIMENSIONS (INCHES)__________H ________W__________D___________# of pages__________

5. DISPLAYED FLAT, STANDING, OR HANGING________________

6.MATERIALS________________________________________________________________________

7. EDITION SIZE__________YEAR OF COMPLETION_________FOR SALE_______PRICE___________

8. IF NFS, VALUE FOR INSURANCE__________MY WORK MAY_______MAY NOT____ BE HANDLED

IMPORTANT: GLOVES WILL BE PROVIDED FOR BOOK HANDLING, AND GALLERY PERSONNEL

WILL BE IN ATTENDANCE DURING GALLERY HOURS. All work must be ready for display. Exhibit will take

place from October 8-25. Opening reception will be held on October 8, 2017. from 3 – 5 PM.

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READ AND SIGN: I HAVE COMPLETED THE ABOVE FORM. I HAVE ENCLOSED $25 (OR PAID VIA

PAYPAL, CHECK, OR CREDIT CARD) FOR ENTRY FEE. If my work is accepted I will provide POSTAGE

or FEDEX/UPS PREPAID FORMS FOR RETURN OF MY BOOKS. I UNDERSTAND THAT IF I HAVE

INDICATED THAT MY WORK MAY BE HANDLED, THE GALLERY WILL PROVIDE GLOVES FOR

THAT PURPOSE, AND THAT WHEN OPEN, THE GALLERY WILL ALWAYS HAVE PERSONNEL IN

ATTENDANCE. I ACCEPT THESE TERMS OF THIS EXHIBIT.

Signature______________________________________Date

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