Wednesday, September 24, 2014

SLCC hosts fifth annual Chapbook Competition

Previous winner - Keaton Charles Butler's "My Life As A Human"

Salt Lake Community College students are invited to submit non-fiction manuscripts of 4,000-12,000 words by November 21, 2014. Submissions may include one or more pieces of non-fiction and must be within the word limit.

The winning writer will receive a $100 honorarium and the opportunity to work with Publication Studies students to design and publish an edition of 250 chapbooks from the manuscript in the SLCC Publication Center. The winner will receive a set of 25 chapbooks.

Finalists in the competition will receive an opportunity to work with Publication Studies students to design and publish an edition of 25 chapbooks from your manuscript. Finalists will receive a set of 5 chapbooks.

Any current student at SLCC may submit a manuscript. The work must be the original work of the writer, and must not have been previously published.  Note: Writers who have attended SLCC in the last year and who are currently still undergraduates at another institution are also eligible to submit a manuscript.

The winning manuscript will be published in chapbook format and distributed on campus and in the community.  Finalist manuscripts will be published in chapbook format and distributed on campus. The Chapbook Competition winner and finalists will be celebrated at a gala Chapbook Launch and Public Reading.

To submit: Send your manuscript to slccpubcenter@gmail.com in this format:

·      Double-spaced and paginated, PDF format.
·      Separate title page with the following information: Name of writer, e-mail address, street address, phone number, title of manuscript, and word count.
·      NOTE:  Your name must not appear on the manuscript anywhere but on the title page.

For more information contact Charlotte Howe at charlotte.howe@slcc.edu or 801-957-5117.