from the editors of Caketrain:
Caketrain Journal and Press is proud to announce our 2009 Caketrain Chapbook Competition, the fifth installment of our annual creative writing contest. As we return to the poetry genre (following 2008’s fiction foray), we look forward to another year of intensive reading and fine work.
Each year, we bring a special guest into the selection process, a writer whose work we hold in very high regard, and this year, we may have a reached a “personal best”: in addition to being our favorite poet, Michael Burkard is the author of My Secret Boat, Entire Dilemma, Unsleeping, Pennsylvania Collection Agency, and Envelope of Night. He has received fellowships from FAWC, NEA, and the New York Foundation for the Arts. He has worked as a psychiatric aide, a creative arts therapist, a proofreader for Bloomingdale’s catalogues. He will talk about the part of him that disappears. He do this to night too, unto night. His verbs are weak; don’t tell his heart.
The winner of the competition receives a $250 cash prize and 25 copies of their chapbook. The chapbook will be published in a 200-copy run on sixty-pound, acid-free text stock bound with a full-color cover.
full guidelines HERE.