Editor in Chief: Bertha Rogers Assistant Editor: Lawrence E. Shaw
Editorial Interns: Felix Bridel
Reader Coordinator: Lawrence E. Shaw
Bright Hill Press Board of Directors: Michael Hammerslag, President Ron Guichard, Vice-President Linda Morgan, Secretary
Advisory Board: Martin Mitchell Colette Inez Jade Roth Rachel R. Silberman Richard Downey Betty Head
About Bright Hill Press
Bright Hill Press is a not-for-profit publisher, publishing primarily poetry since 1994. The press has published more than 75 collections of poetry as well as anthologies of poetry, prose, and visual arts. Bright Hill publishes from three to ten collections each year, selecting its titles from submissions to its annual poetry chapbook competition and its annual full-length poetry book competition. In addition, BHP published selected titles through an open submission process (submissions read annually, from February through March; for complete guidelines, email email@example.com or send an SASE to Bright Hill Press Open Submissions, 94 Church Street, Treadwell, NY 13846). Bright Hill was founded by poet Bertha Rogers and writer Ernest M. Fishman. Rogers serves as Founding Executive Director and Editor; Fishman is now Board President Emeritus.
Bright Hill is funded by the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency; and supported by Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. Other funders include the A. Lindsay and Olive B. O'Connor Foundation; the Dewar Foundation; the Tianaderrah Foundation; Otis A. Thompson Foundation; A. C. Molinari Foundation; and its members and friends.
OPEN READING PERIOD SUBMISSIONS NOW CLOSED - Guidelines for Submission - Open Reading Period
Bright Hill Press's Open Submissions period for 2016 AND 2017 has been cancelled. It will resume in 2018.
Bright Hill Press reads unsollicited poetry manuscripts in February and March. For complete guidelines send an SASE to Bright Hill Open Submissions, 94 Church Street, Treadwell, NY. or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Guidelines for Submission - Competitions
1. SUBMISSIONS NOW CLOSED - CHECK HERE FOR 2017 GUIDELINES IN OCTOBER - BRIGHT HILL PRESS - 24TH ANNUAL FULL-LENGTH POETRY BOOK COMPETITION - 2017 - GUIDELINES FOR SUBMISSION
POSTMARK DEADLINE -December 31, 2017. Submissions with a later postmark date will be discarded.
NOTIFICATION DATES - Results will be announced in 2018; publication 2018
MANUSCRIPT REQUIREMENTS -
1. Send 48-64 pages, plus bio, table of contents, acknowledgments page, and title page.
2. Manuscript must be paginated and secured by bulldog or spring clip; no bound manuscripts or manuscripts in book form.
SOME BRIGHT HILL PRESS AWARD-WINNING FULL-LENGTH POETRY BOOKS: The Fates (Joanne Clarkson); Final Fort (Caroline Morrell); The Hydromantic Histories (Fox Frazier-Foley); Tonight’s Quiet (Constance Norgren); What I Can Tell You (Ruth Moon Kempher); Outside Come In (Ryan J. Browne); Almond Town (Margaret Young); Raven’s Paradise (Red Hawk); Infinite Beginnings (Lucyna Prostko); How the Brain Grew Back Its Own History (Liz Beasley); Need-Fire (Becky Gould Gibson); The Artist As Alice: From a Photographer’s Life (Darcy Cummings); The Aerialist (Victoria Hallerman); Strange Gravity (Lisa Rhoades); The Singer's Temple (Barbara Hurd); Heart, with Piano Wire (Richard Deutch); My Father and Miro & Other Poems (Claudia Reder); Traveling Through Glass (Beth Copeland Vargo); To Fit Your Heart into the Body (Judith Neeld); Blue Wolves (Regina O'Melveny); My Own Hundred Doors (Pam Bernard).
2. SUBMISSIONS CLOSED UNTIL JULY 2017 - BRIGHT HILL PRESS - 24rd ANNUAL CHAPBOOK COMPETITION - 2017 - POETRY ONLY
GUIDELINES FOR SUBMISSION
POSTMARK & ELECTRONIC DEADLINE:
JULY 31, 2017. Submissions with a later postmark date will be discarded.
Once you have set up your account, follow the directions for submitting.
Results will be announced in LATE FALL 2016; PUB. 2017.
If by post, send 16-24 pages, plus bio, table of contents, acknowledgments page, and title page. Manuscript must be paginated and secured by spring or bulldog clip. If electronically, follow directions on submissions page (see above).
MANUSCRIPTS WILL BE JUDGED ANONYMOUSLY. Include two title pages: one with title only; one with title, author's name, address, and telephone; if electronically, that page should be included with acknowledgments and bio. (Poems may be published in journals or anthologies; attach acknowledgments page to title page with author's name, address, and telephone.)
Manuscripts will not be returned; include SASE for results only.
More than one manuscript may be submitted but each requires a reading fee.
Simultaneous submissions are acceptable but Bright Hill Press must be notified if the manuscript is taken elsewhere.
Manuscripts will be read by Bright Hill panel; top 20-25 mss. will be read by a nationally-known poet.
$17, Payable by check if submitting by post; by credit card or PayPal if electronically.
THE WINNING ENTRY:
WINNER RECEIVES PUBLICATION, $350, and 30 copies of his/her professionally printed chapbook, which will be nationally advertised and distributed. Additional copies will be sent to reviewers
SOME BRIGHT HILL PRESS CHAPBOOK TITLES: Passing Through Blue Earth (Cynthia Neely); Heirloom Bulldog (Lynn McGee); Language You Refuse to Learn (Claudia M. Stanek); The Cards We’ve Drawn (Scot Slaby); Other People’s Stories (Barbara Elovic); In the Garden (Susan Spivack); Self-Portrait / Sixteen Sevenlings (Rodger Moody); A Tide of a Hundred Mountains (Richard Levine); Counterpoint (Jean Hollander); The Infatuations and Infidelities of Pronouns (Christopher Bursk); Haywire (Rachel Contreni Flynn); Skunk Night Sonnets (Daniel Waters); Love in the End (Mary Kay Rummel); Effects of Sunlight in the Fog (Alan Catlin); The Lily Poems (Liz Rosenberg); Picking Up (Evelyn Duncan); The Cut Worm (Douglas Korb); The Spirit of the Walrus (ElisaVietta Ritchie, forthcoming), Walking Back the Cat (Lynn Pattison, forthcoming), LightsOut (Tom Lavazzi, forthoming), Web-Watching (Bruce Bennett), The Last Best Motif (Naton Leslie) Possum (Shelby Stephenson, Best Poetry Book by a North Carolinian in 2004); First Probe to Antarctica (Barry Ballard); Inspiration Point (Matthew J. Spireng); What Falls Away (Steve Lautermilch); Boxes (Lisa Harris); The Man Who Went Out for Cigarettes (Adrian Blevins-Church); and Whatever Was Ripe (William Jolliff).
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