Featured News | August 17, 2015
This announcement comes from Lost Roads Press in Jackson:
THE BESMILR BRIGHAM WOMEN WRITERS AWARD WILL BE OPEN FOR SUBMISSIONS SEPTEMBER 1 through OCTOBER 31, 2015
Commemorating Brigham’s work and memory, Lost Roads Press of Jackson will publish a book of poems by a woman writer living away from the largest of urban centers. The winner will receive $500 and publication.
Before you submit to firstname.lastname@example.org, please consider what Lost Roads has already published as the best understanding of what we will publish in the future (please read some of our books if you haven’t already). Also here, you can read Editor Susan Scarlata discussing the first Brigham Award winner.
Submission fee: $20
ABOUT BESMILR BRIGHAM: Brigham (1913-2000) was an “Outsider Writer” who shirked well-trodden paths. In a lifetime spent across the Southern U.S. and Mexico she was always writing; her work appeared in Harpers and New Directions and was stored in broken refrigerators and other appliances. A selection of her work, Run Through Rock, is available in hard copy or as an ebook through Lost Roads at SPDbooks.
ELIGIBILITY: Poetic manuscripts accepted September 1–October 31, 2015 by women (or anyone identifying as a woman) living in rural areas or away from the coasts in cities with less than a million people. Women living outside the U.S. please query: email@example.com.
JUDGING PROCESS: This year’s guest judges are still being decided upon. Guest Judges work with Lost Roads Editor Susan Scarlata to select one winning manuscript. All manuscripts are read blind.
The Brigham Award is partially funded by the Wyoming Arts Council.