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 May 13, 2007 02:48 PDT 

 PUB: poetry chapbook contest for midwest poets

The Laurel Review / GreenTower Press

The 2007 Midwest Chapbook Series
Final Judge: Ray Gonzalez

The contest is open to anyone who is living in, from, or closely associated
with the Midwest, excluding close friends and former students of the editors,
as well as employees and students of Northwest Missouri State University.

       ·    20-30 pages (typed, single-sided, one poem per page).
       ·    Individual poems may have been previously published. You may
include an acknowledgements page if you wish, though one is not required.
       ·    Include two cover pages: one with title only, the other with
name, address, email address, manuscript
title, and a short note establishing your connection to the Midwest.
       ·    Your name should ONLY appear on the cover page, which the staff
will keep on file. Manuscripts will be read blind.  
       ·    Reading period opens March 1 and ends May 15, 2007. Late entries
will be returned unread.  
       ·    $10.00 reading fee. Please make checks payable to GreenTower
Press. Reading fee gets you a one year subscription to The Laurel Review,
with the summer 2007 issue.  
       ·    Entries will be judged by the editors of The Laurel Review along
with the outside judge.  
       ·    The winning chapbook will be published in an edition of 300
copies. Winner will receive one hundred copies. Additional copies offered at
off the list price.  
       ·    Winner also will also be invited to give a reading as part of
Northwest Missouri State University’s Visiting Writers series, which includes
honorarium of $500.00.  
       ·    All entries will be considered for publication in The Laurel
       ·    Winner will be notified by email or telephone, and will be
announced on our website
(http://catpages.nwmissouri.edu/m/tlr/) in July, 2007.  
       ·    If you’d like an acknowledgement of receipt send a SASP; please
do not send a SASE.  

The 2006 Midwest Chapbook Series Award
winner, chosen by Reginald Shepherd
Instructions for a Painting, by Molly Brodak
Coming in April 2007

Runners-up were Erin Malone’s, What Sound Does It Make, Chad Parmenter’s,
Weston’s Unsent Letters to Modotti,
and Gretchen E. Henderson’s, Wreckage: By Land & By Sea

Please send your entry to:

GreenTower Press / Midwest Chapbook Series Award
Department of English
Northwest Missouri State University
Maryville, MO 64468

Questions may be addressed to the editors of The Laurel Review at:
TLR(at)mail.nwmissouri.edu (replace (at) with @)

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