Wednesday, October 24, 2007

An Invitation

Call for Book Manuscripts

Blue Begonia Press, independent publisher of poetry for thirty years, is accepting submissions of full-length manuscripts for publication in 2008 from poets residing in Washington State who have never published a full-length poetry book. (Chapbooks OK). We’re looking for well-crafted work that transcends the page, that moves us, that takes our breath away—poems of meditation, testimony, praise, exploration, protest, reflection, witness. Collaborative design process. Poet receives publication, 30 copies, regional distribution/promotion of book, and assistance scheduling/advertising featured readings. Deadline March 31, 2008. Send manuscript with cover sheet, title page, paginated table of contents, acknowledgments, #10 SASE for results, and $20 reading fee in form of check made out to Blue Begonia Press. Reading fee includes one copy of the book selected for publication. For complete submission guidelines and more information about Blue Begonia Press visit

Submission Guidelines:

Washington residents only.

Simultaneous submissions OK. (Please notify us immediately if manuscript is accepted elsewhere).

Individual poems may have been previously published. (If so, identify in Acknowledgments).

Cover sheet - one loose page with the following information: title of manuscript, author name, address, home and work telephone numbers, e-mail address.

Bound manuscript, including Title Page, paginated Table of Contents, and Acknowledgments.

$20 reading fee. Checks made out to Blue Begonia Press. All entrants will receive one copy of the book selected for publication.

Include #10 self-addressed, stamped envelope for notification of results.

Mail to:
Blue Begonia Press: Poetry Manuscripts
225 S. 15th Avenue
Yakima, WA 98902

Questions? Contact: Terry Martin at

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