PressPress is a poetry publisher and that is something that this Lost Shark can get behind! The good folks at PressPress have as their unofficial motto – Poetry in a time of fire. The aim of PressPress is to have good, accessible chapbooks at a reasonable price. It’s a bit idealistic they say, but then, so is writing poetry in a time of fire.
The PressPress Chapbook Award is now open for submission and comes with the highly desirable prize of $500 cash and publication of your chapbook.
For all the details visit the site: http://www.presspress.com.au/award.htm
And don’t forget the Small Change Press – The Dream Aint Broken Chapbook Competition is also now open so be sure to get your entries in for that competition as well: http://www.smallchangepress.com.au/comp.htm
And while you’re at it… why not put in an application to perform at the 2009 Queensland Poetry Festival: spoken in one strange word. This is Australia’s finest poetry festival and each year brings together some of this country’s finest poets, spoken word artists, theatre performers, filmmakers and singer-songwriters as well as a number of international artists. Applications close February 27, 2009. For all the details visit: www.queenslandpoetryfestival.com