Monday, September 29, 2014

Announcing the finalists to the 2015 Mary Ballard Poetry Chapbook prize

Once again we have had an amazing year. Each level of the contest was a larger group this year. Almost 200 quarterfinalists. Over 50 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:

Children Born on the Wrong Side of the River by Sarah McCartt-Jackson

Letters to Sneha by Souradeep Roy

Love and Sorrow    by B.J. Buckley

Congratulations to all of our entrants. It's been a terrific year.


  1. Congrats to all of the winners! I am honored to have made it to the quarterfinals with such an amazing group of talented writers!