This may be of interest to Overland readers:
The news is that after a successful Award in 2008 the PressPress Chapbook Award will run again in 2009!
The Award is for an unpublished chapbook length manuscript of poems. The winning manuscript will receive $500 and chapbook publication with PressPress. The closing date is 31 May 2009.
Last year’s Award had entries from all Australian states, as well as China, Turkey, Poland and New Zealand with one bilingual manuscript. There was a great standard overall which is good for the state of poetry and judges are happy to see innovation and risks taken with the entries. Carolyn Fisher’s manuscript, The Unsuspecting Sky, was the winner and was published in October 2008. It was Carolyn’s first chapbook and has been well received – especially in her home state of Tasmania.
More details at www.presspress.com.au