Friday, June 4, 2004

Local Chapbook Competition

Literary Arts Windsor Presents
The Quarterly Reading Series Chapbook Competition
519 Ouellette Ave. Windsor, ON. N9A 4J3
www.windsorfestivalofthebook.ca

Eligibility
Applicants must be at least eighteen years of age and live in Windsor or Essex County. The work submitted must be original and unpublished in book form. Both established and emerging authors are encouraged to submit. People who sit on the LAW executive or on a committee for LAW or the Windsor Festival of the Book are ineligible to apply.

Submission Guidelines
Submit 16-24 pages of poetry, belle-letters or a short story. All submissions must be original and unpublished. Typed submissions should be sent to the address above. Work will not be considered if sent via email. A SASE must be included if you want your work returned to you. The contest will be blind-judged. Do not include your name on the work. Please include a cover letter with your name, phone number, mailing address, a short biography and the title of your work.

Deadlines
July 30th, 2004 for first two readings
December 1st, 2004 for third and fourth readings

Method of Assessment
Each submission will be judged by a panel of writers, publishers and editors. Submissions will be assessed only on the merit of the work. Copyright remains with the author. All decisions are final.

Reading Series
Authors chosen will be featured at one of the quarterly readings and will have a chapbook published by Literary Arts Windsor. The author will be paid in copies of the book and will also receive a reading fee. The dates of the readings are as follows:

September 9th, 2004
December 9th, 2004
January 13th, 2005
March 3rd, 2005

If there are any questions or queries, contact Dan Wells at biblioasis@yahoo.com. Memberships to Literary Arts Windsor are $35 annually. Please make cheques payable to Literary Arts Windsor and mail to the address above.