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Lettre Sauvage Chapbook & Broadside Contest: Due 11/15

November 2, 2008

The Lettre Sauvage Chapbook and Broadside contest submission deadline has been extended two weeks; submissions must be postmarked by November 15 to be considered. This post on the contest has more details and a poem by judge USC prof Mark Irwin.

Lettre Sauvage chapbook by Mark Irwin

Lettre Sauvage chapbook by Mark Irwin

First Prize:
Limited Edition of 100 chapbooks letterpress printed on fine paper

Second Prize:
75 Broadsides of a poem or excerpt selected by the judge letterpress printed on fine paper

Lettre Sauvage Annual Poetry Contest Submission Guidelines

Deadline: The deadline is November 15, 2008. The submission deadline is by postmark. All submissions
postmarked by November 15, 2008 will be considered.

Submission by Email: Send to as a MS Word attachment. A payment request from Pay Pal for $10 will be sent to you upon receipt.

Submission by Post Send to Lettre Sauvage 1310 Forest Drive Santa Paula, CA 93060 along with a check, money order, or credit card information including number, expiration and billing address.

Manuscript Guidelines:

  • Limit 13 pages of poetry.
  • Number all pages including the total number (i.e. “3 of 13”).
  • Include your name and the name of the manuscript on all pages.
  • Please include your name and contact information (no other biographical info) on the first
  • page of your manuscript, preferably a cover sheet.
  • Poems previously published individually are accepted.

Winners will be announced February 13, 2009.

You can submit more than one manuscript as long as you pay the $10 fee for each manuscript. I plan to submit work from my recent projects as well as a selection from my manuscript Love and Terror at 3:15am. In exchange for a copy of his exquisite self-published poetry collection, The Puzzle Box, I’ve also selected work to submit from Paul Squires aka gingaTao.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. November 3, 2008 2:22 am

    Thankyou so much for your constant support and encouragement, Gwendolyn. I hope we win, the poems would look gorgeous printed in this way. The book is on its way. I hope you enjoy it as much as I have enjoyed our consistent and rewarding friendship over these many months.

  2. November 3, 2008 4:46 am

    you’re welcome Paul…

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