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Accents Publishing 2010 Poetry Chapbook Contest Results

September 1, 2010 by · No comments


2010 Poetry Chapbook Contest Results

Accents Publishing is proud to announce the results of its 2010 Poetry Chapbook Contest.

Metes and Bounds, by J. Kates, was selected by judge Dr. Richard Taylor.

Plein Jeu, by E. C. Belli, was selected by Accents Publishing Senior Editor Katerina Stoykova-Klemer.

Both of these entries will be published as perfect-bound chapbooks, and each author will receive 50 copies of his or her chapbook, along with a $150 prize.

The contest brought a great number of outstanding submissions. In addition to the winning manuscripts, Accents Publishing has decided to accept five other entries for publication, listed below in alphabetical order:

Bee-Coursing Box, by Matthew Haughton
Dunes and Oasis, by Bobby Steve Baker
How Swallowtails Become Dragons, by Bianca Spriggs
Of a Bed Frame, by Dan Nowak
Original Ruse, by Barbara Sabol

Additionally, Accents Publishing would like to recognize the following finalists with an honorable mention:

A Small Loss, by Marco A. Dominguez
Archipelago Sinking, by Richard Boada
Coming Over, by Ken Pobo
Love Unlikely, by Paul Hostovsky
Muck Fire, by Rachael Peckham
Rejection Letters, by Robert Wynne
Tea’s Aftertaste, by Aubrie Cox
The Origins of Silk, by Beth Copeland
The Recent History of Middle Sand Lake, by Molly Sutton Kiefer
The Zen of Tea and Other Poems, by Michelle Benningfield
Weaves a Clear Night, by Charlotte Pence
What the Structure Refuses to Hold, by Michelle Matthees

Accents Publishing would like to thank everyone who submitted a manuscript to the contest and all who pre-ordered copies of the winning chapbooks. The release dates for the new books will be announced in the near future.

Please visit the Accents Publishing website at to find out about the press and its available titles.

With Gratitude,
Katerina and the Accents Publishing Staff

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