What are they? Where do they come from? And why is it “possible that there’s never been a better time for poetry chapbooks?”
The 2016 Mary Ballard Poetry Chapbook Prize is open for entries.
No entry fee. Deadline June 30th.
Some restrictions. Read the rules carefully.
My two cents: be careful about posting your work to personal blogs if you’re planning to submit it later on. Oftentimes it’ll be considered published, and you won’t be eligible. For instance, one of the rules for Mary Ballard’s Prize reads, “No more than 10% of the poetry should have been posted to the poet’s own blog or web site previously.”