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Rose Metal Press Announces Fifth Annual Short Short Chapbook Contest

Dear Rose Metal Press Supporters:

A reminder for those of you who write short shorts, or know people who do:

Our Fifth Annual Short Short Chapbook Contest submission period begins October 15 and ends December 1, 2010. Our 2010 judge will be Kim Chinquee.

During the submission period, please email your 25–40 page double-spaced manuscript of short short stories under 1,000 words each to us at rosemetalpress@gmail.com either as Word docs or rtf files. Individual stories may have appeared in journals or anthologies, but we ask that collections as a whole be previously unpublished. Please accompany your entry with the $10 reading fee, either via the payment button on our website or by check. We prefer the former, but the latter can be sent to PO Box 1956, Brookline, MA 02446.

Writers of both fiction and nonfiction are encouraged to enter, and we are open to short shorts on all subjects and in all styles. We hope you’ll check out the books of our previous contest winners, including, most recently How Some People Like Their Eggs by Sean Lovelace (selected by Sherrie Flick) and We Know What We Are by Mary Hamilton (selected by Dinty W. Moore).

The winner and finalists will be announced by February 2011. The winning chapbook will be published in July 2011 in a limited edition of 300 copies, with an introduction by the contest judge. As with all of our previous winners, we will be letterpressing the covers of the winning chapbook by hand at the Museum of Printing in North Andover, Massachusetts.

Thank you as always for your continued support, and we look forward to reading your work!

Abby & Kathleen
Rose Metal Press

Check out the previous winning chapbooks on our website by clicking on the covers below:

A Peculiar Feeling of Restlessness includes our 1st winning chapbook, The Sky Is a Well by Claudia Smith, as well as the chapbooks of 3 other finalists.

In the Land of the Free, by Geoffrey Forsyth.

How Some People Like Their Eggs, by Sean Lovelace.

We Know What We Are by Mary Hamilton.

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