The Annual SHP Poetry Competition is Now Open!
The prize for the annual SHP Chapbook Competition is a $1000 cash award, publication, twenty books, and will be featured at the annual Sanger-Stewart Endowed Reading at The Hudson Valley Writers' Center. At the discretion of the judges, a second chapbook may be selected for publication with an award of $250. SHP uses a blind judging system and subscribes to the CLMP contest code of ethics. Click here for complete guidelines and rules for the 2014 contest.
Take HVWC's Chapbook Challenge!
If you’re eager to draft a new suite of poems or even an entire chapbook-length manuscript, then consider taking the Chapbook Challenge. At the end of it, not only will you have an impressive body of new work, but you’ll also receive two rewards. The first is a free HVWC seminar led by Slapering Hol Press editors Dr. Peggy Ellsberg, Barbara “B.K.” Fischer, and Margo Stever. The second is a featured reading with your fellow Challengers (wine, cheese, microphone, lectern, adoring fans—the works!). Both the seminar and the reading take place at the Center on May 17th.
You can become a Chapbook Challenger by pledging to enroll in three of the fourteen Poetry Workshops on offer in HVWC’s 2014 Winter/Spring season. It’s as easy as that. The line-up of poetry offerings is our most impressive ever (see the offerings here). I’m confident that you’ll find the combination of 3 classes that will inspire your writing and help you meet this ambitious Challenge.
Further details follow. But if they don’t answer all of your questions then please give me call: 914.332.5953.
2013 SHP Chapbook Contest Winner!
Six Portraits by Julie Danho
Thank you to all of the poets who entered the 2013 Slapering Hol Press (SHP) Poetry Chapbook Contest. This year’s winning chapbook manuscript is Julie Danho's Six Portraits. We are excited to invite Julie into the Slapering Hol Press family and proud of the work that she has created. Be sure to look for her debut collection later this year.
- Tom Chandler, author of Guitar of the Stars
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The Hudson Valley Writers' Center, Inc. is a not-for-profit organization founded in 1988 with a mission to advance the art and craft of writing by encouraging writers and readers at all levels to participate in and enjoy the literary arts. It offers classes for professional and amateur writers, presents public readings by well-known and emerging prose writers and poets, does outreach work in several community sites, and publishes at least one book of poetry each year under the imprint Slapering Hol Press (Slapering Hol is Old Dutch for Sleepy Hollow).
The Center's headquarters is the restored Philipse Manor railroad station, which overlooks the Hudson River in the village of Sleepy Hollow, Westchester County, New York. The Center is approximately 30 miles north of midtown Manhattan and 2.6 miles north of the Tappan Zee Bridge.
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