Five Quarterly, in partnership with Newark Academy, is thrilled to announce its 3rd Annual e-Chapbook Contest, judged by a guest staff of high school students from Newark Academy, led by co-founders Vanessa Gabb, Crissy Van Meter, and Newark Academy teacher Jessica DeSanta. Poets and writers are invited to submit their manuscripts by May 24, 2015. Contest opens March 1, 2015. Reading fee is $7. Open to fiction and poetry.
One poet and one writer will each receive: $100; publication as a full-color e-chapbook published online; an author page on our site; and some 5Q swag.
More About the Contest
We are so excited about and invested in expanding our collaborative publishing model and see this as the next step in really fleshing out what we set out to do when we started 5Q in 2012. Not only will young readers have the opportunity to work with professional manuscripts, choose the winning manuscripts, and help with production and marketing efforts, but also the entire process will function as a 2-week publishing course at Newark Academy in May. The course will expose students to contemporary work by emerging writers and the current publishing landscape. This educational component is integral to reaching our mission: introduce fresh perspectives, diversify the face of publishing, and encourage an expanding literary community.