Center for Book Arts

Type Of Organization
(212) 481-0295
Mission Statement / Editorial Focus
Center for Book Arts promotes active explorations of the book as an artform.

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Primary Editor/Contact Person
Jenna Hamed
Contact Title
Programs Manager
Submissions Policy
Please submit a collection or sequence of original poems or a single long poem not to exceed 450 lines or 21 pages. The author’s name should not appear anywhere in the manuscript or anywhere in the file. All submissions are kept anonymous to the panel of judges. Manuscripts should be typed, with pages numbered and formatted with easy-to-read font. Translations are permitted.* Please provide a title page, table of contents, and a separate acknowledgements page containing prior magazine or anthology publication of individual poems at the end of the manuscript. Poems that have been published elsewhere are eligible for submission. Please note that the 450 lines or 21-page limit does not include title page or acknowledgements pages. File name should be the title of submitted manuscript. Only .PDF, .DOCX. and .DOC files accepted. SUBMISSION AGREEMENT When you submit to our annual Chapbook Contest and/or publish with the Center for Book Arts, here is what you’re agreeing to: 1. First serial rights. We accept simultaneous submissions, but if your work is accepted elsewhere, we ask you to let us know as soon as possible so we can withdraw your application. 2. If your body of work is accepted and published, rights revert back to you. 3. You grant us non-exclusive re-print rights. We may utilize parts of your work for promotional materials, for example, to market our next contest. If we intend on utilizing your work for something we intend to sell, you will be contacted about compensation before we move forward. 4. After your work is published with the Center for Book Arts, you are free to republish it, or to give others permission to republish it. We ask that if you do so, you credit it as follows: [publication name] by [author] was first published with the Center for Book Arts in [year]. If you have any questions, do let us know! PLEASE NOTE *Translations of the author's own work is permitted. Translations of other writers' work will not be accepted unless the piece is specifically and consensually co-authored by both writer and translator. Writers will be notified the status of their manuscript via email. Due to the high volume of applications, we are not able to provide feedback at this time.
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