Monday, November 16, 2015

SLCC’s holds sixth annual Chapbook Competition

Salt Lake Community College students are invited to submit poetry manuscripts in the sixth annual SLCC Chapbook Competition. The deadline to submit a manuscript is Nov. 23. Submissions should be chapbook length—12 to 25 shorter poems (one page per poem), or a set of longer poems, equivalent in length.

The writer of the winning manuscript will be awarded a $100 honorarium and the opportunity to work with Publication Studies students to design and publish the collection in 250 chapbooks using the SLCC Publication Center. The winner will receive a set of 25 chapbooks. Finalists will be awarded publication of 25 chapbooks and five chapbooks for themselves.

The winning manuscript will be distributed on campus and in the community. Finalists will have chapbooks of their manuscripts distributed on campus. The winner and finalists will be celebrated at a gala chapbook luncheon and public reading.

Any current SLCC student can submit a manuscript. The work must be the writer’s original unpublished material. Students who transferred from SLCC to another institution within the past year are also eligible to submit manuscripts.

The guidelines for entry are as follows:
  • Double space and paginate your manuscript using a PDF format.
  • Begin with a separate title page with the following information: Name, email, 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.
  • Send your manuscript to

For more information call SLCC Poet Laureate Lisa Bickmore at 801-957-4686 or email