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Accents Publishing 2010 Poetry Chapbook Contest Results

Accents Publishing is proud to announce the results of its 2010 Poetry Chapbook Contest. The two winners are as follows:

  • 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.

With Gratitude,
Katerina and the Accents Publishing Staff

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