THE INAUGURAL TIRAN BURRELL
Gabrielle Bates works for Open Books: A Poem Emporium and co-hosts the podcast The Poet Salon. The recipient of support from the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference and Artist Trust, her poems have appeared in the New Yorker, Poetry Magazine, Virginia Quarterly Review, Ploughshares, New England Review, The Offing, and BAX: Best American Experimental Writing. She is originally from Birmingham, Alabama. www.gabriellebat.es
"Generally, I’m looking for writing that takes risks—emotional risks, relational risks, risks when it comes to form—and writing that evokes something particular about what it feels like to be a person, alive. I'm excited by the prospect of being surprised."
The Inaugural Tiran Burrell Chapbook Prize
The Inaugural Tiran Burrell Chapbook Prize will honor two collections of work. It will be hosted by The Knight’s Library Magazine and judged by Gabrielle Bates. Submissions will be accepted from June 15 - August 15, 2021. It is open to all Prose, Poetry, and Hybrid works to individuals over the age of 18 and who write in English. Finalist will be announced in September and the two winners will be announced in October.
Winning Chapbook Prize
The two winners chose by our judge will receive:
- A print run of 200 of perfect bound books
- 20 Author copies not included in the print run.
- An interview in our bi-annual magazine
- The Tiran Burrell Chapbook Prize honors two collection of work in English by a single author; translations are not eligible.
- The winning chapbooks will be published during the 2022 calendar year by The Knight’s Library, as perfect-bound, paperback chapbooks
- Submissions will be accepted starting June 15, 2021 through August 15, 2021
- Entries must be received by midnight, PST on August 15th, 2021
- Submissions must be emailed to Chapbook@KnightsLibraryMagazine.com
- Manuscripts must be between 20 to 30 pages in length. Poetry submissions may only have one poem per page, poems may be several pages. Prose submissions may only have one story per page, prose pieces may also be over several pages. Title page and table of contents not included in the 20 to 30 pages.
- Accepted files must me PDF or Word (.doc or .docx).
- Please use standard readable font in 12pt.
- The author’s name must not appear in the manuscript. This would be an automatic disqualification.
- Individual poems of the manuscript may have been previously published in magazines, journals, or anthologies, but the work as a whole must be unpublished. (Please provide acknowledgments page of previously published poems.)
- Simultaneous submissions are permissible, but entrants are asked to notify The Poetry Box immediately if a manuscript becomes accepted/committed elsewhere.
- You may submit more than one manuscript however an $8.00 reading fee must accompany each submission.
- Please send receipt of payment and manuscript submissions together and include "Chapbook Contest," and the name of your manuscript in the subject to Chapbook@KnightsLibraryMagazine.com
- The entry fee of $8.00 can be paid through our website at the link below during the submission period.