Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Announcing the finalists to the 2016 Mary Ballard Poetry Chapbook Prize

Once again we have had an amazing year. Over 200 quarterfinalists. 45 semifinalists. Now we are down to three.

At the next stage, these three chapbooks will be sent to our poet-judge. While our goal is to have a winner in November, the schedule of our judge will determine when we announce. Finalists, we will be in touch with you every step of the way.

I hope all of you will continue to send your poems out into the world. Our contest will open again in late spring. We're thrilled to have read your work.

And here they are:

Say the Words by Carolyn Martin

Take Wing by David Allen Sullivan

Baghdad Menagerie by Paul David Adkins

Congratulations, poets!