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mon31julAll DayTHE WASHBURN CHAPBOOK PRIZEInternationalCategoryChapbookEntry Fee$10 Max word countCheck organizer's website for details Top Prize$200 and publication Harbor Review

Event Details

The Washburn Chapbook Prize is named after the poet and professor Laura Lee Washburn whose dedication to teaching, mentoring, and the writing careers of her students is unparalleled. This prize is named after her in the spirit of further promoting the diversity of voices from women writers.

The prize is awarded once a year to a woman or non-binary writer for a micro chapbook, which Harbor Review will publish digitally on our website. Our definition of woman includes all women, including transgender and all female-identifying individuals. Women of color and queer women are encouraged to apply.

Micro chapbooks should be exactly 10 poems long. Manuscripts over 10 poems will not be read.

Manuscripts should include a title page, table of contents, and use 12 point font. Books centered around a unifying theme will be given preference.

Individual poems from the manuscript may have been published previously in magazines but not books or chapbooks. The collection as a whole must be unpublished.

All entries will be read by Harbor Review staff.

A selection of finalists will be judged anonymously by Laura Lee Washburn.

The submission fee is $10 to cover submission management. All fees are waived for BIPOC identifying writers.

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