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Nancy Simpson's LIVING ABOVE THE FROST LINE, New and Selected Poems was published by Carolina Wren Press (N.C. Laureate Series, 2010.) She is the author of ACROSS WATER and NIGHT STUDENT, State Street Press, still available on WWW at Alibris and Books Again. Her poems have been published in Southern Poetry Review, Prairie Schooner, The Georgia Review and other literary magazines. "Carolina Bluebirds" was published in THE POETS GUIDE TO THE BIRDS, Anhinga Press). "Grass" was reprinted in the 50th Anniversary Issue of Southern Poetry Review: DON'T LEAVE HUNGRY ( U.of Arkansas Press.) Seven poems were reprinted in the textbook, SOUTHERN APPALACHIAN POETRY,(McFarland.) Two poems were published in SOLO CAFE, Two more poems were published in SOLO NOVO."In the Nantahala Gorge" was published in Pisgah Review. "Studying Winter" was reprinted in Pirene's Fountain Anthology and "The Collection" in Collecting Life Anthology. Most recently, Southern Poetry Review Edited by James Smith, published "Our Great Depression," and The Southern Poetry Anthology Vol. VII: NORTH CAROLINA,Edited by William Wright, reprinted "Leaving in the Dead of Winter."

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Finishing Line Press Chapbook Competition Deadline June 30, 2011

Hello Practicing Poets, 

The Topic of publishing a poetry chapbook came up a number of times during the class I taught this spring at John C. Campbell Folk School ( April 2011) and in my poetry writing workshop that ended last Monday at Institute for Continuing Learning, at Young Harris College.

 For my students who are practicing poets who have been writing for a length of time and have worked at building a first poetry collection, here is  the call for manuscripts you should read and  consider. It might be the press for you. Five of my former students have had their chapbook published at Finishing Line Press. 

We read general submissions year round.  Please visitwww.finishinglinepress.com  for submission guidelines, and contest announcements and results.
A prize of $1,000 and publication for a chapbook-length poetry collection.
Open to all. Previous chapbook or full-length publication does not disqualify. International entries are welcome.
Multiple submissions are accepted.
All entries will be considered for publication. The top-ten finalists will be offered publication.
Submit up to 26 pages of poetry, PLUS bio, acknowledgments, SASE and cover letter with a $15 entry fee (pay by check, money order or online to pay using your credit card)
Deadline: June 30, 2011 (POSTMARK).

Manuscript must be a paper copy.  We do not accept email submissions.
Send to
Open Competition
Finishing Line Press
P O Box 1626
Georgetown, KY 40324

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