- Winner will receive a $300 cash prize, publication, and 25 free copies of the book*, promotion on our website and a group reading at one of our venues in Philadelphia on Wednesday January 31, 2018.
- Submissions accepted from May 1st to October 31st, 2017.
Please submit about twenty-five pages of
material - Individual poems may have
been previously published, but the work as a whole must be new. Simultaneous
submissions to other contests are permitted so long as you promptly notify
Moonstone Press if a manuscript is accepted elsewhere.
A $15.00, nonrefundable reading fee is required for us to accept and review your work. Please pay using the payment forum below.
Include only one poem per page - If a poem continues to a second page, indicate whether
or not there is a stanza break. Thirty-five lines equal one page. Divider pages
or section titles should be included in the total page count. When determining
total line length for each poem, include spaces between stanzas (example: a
poem of 5 couplets would equal 14 lines). Numbers or section breaks should also
be included as lines when calculating total line length. Count an epigraph as
three extra lines. A line that has more than 60 characters (including spaces
and punctuation) should be counted as two lines of your total line count. If
lines are staggered like a Ferlinghetti poem, estimate the width of the line
and remember that the final chapbook will be printed in 12 point Times New Roman font on pages that are 5 1/2 inches wide.
Include the following separately - The cover page should include the manuscript title and
all contact information (mailing address, email address, home phone, and cell
phone if available). a biography, table of contents, dedication,
acknowledgments for any previous publications, and an inside title page (with
no name). These pages should not be included in the manuscript's total
Your name should not appear anywhere on the manuscript.
Submit manuscript & other
information via the submittable website:
The reading of the winner and
runners up will be on Wednesday January 31 at Fergie’s Pub @ 1214 Sansom Street, Philadelphia, PA.
Submission deadline is October
31, 2017 -Winners will be announced the end of December.
If you have a problem contact Larry
Robin @ firstname.lastname@example.org
Mail the cover page *ONLY* along with a $15
reading fee*** payable to:
Moonstone Arts Center, 110A S. 13th Street,
Philadelphia PA 19107
* A Pennsylvania native,
Grace Bauer has taught in the Creative Writing Program at the University of
Nebraska-Lincoln since 1994. She is the author of 9 books and chapbooks, most
recently, MEAN/TIME. She has also co-edited two anthologies, most recently,
Nasty Women Poets: An Unapologetic Anthology of Subversive Verse.
** You can order as many
copies as you like in addition to the 25 provided
*** Please note that this
fee is nonrefundable should you decide not to participate.