For National Poetry Month, The Southeast Review is holding its first inaugural Editors’ Choice Digital Chapbook Prize for Emerging Writers, judged by editors Alex Quinlan and Dorothy Chan.
The Winner Will Receive:
Digital publication of their chapbook
A publicity campaign through The Southeast Review website and social media
In-print publication of selections from the winning work
An interview published in an upcoming print edition of the journal
A foreword written by the judges
The Southeast Review Editors' Choice
Digital Chapbook Prize
About the Judges
Dorothy Chan is the author of Attack of the Fifty-Foot Centerfold (Spork Press, April 2018) and Chinatown Sonnets (New Delta Review, 2017). She was a 2014 finalist for the Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fellowship. Visit her website at dorothypoetry.com. She wants poems that push her up against the wall (with her permission) and know what to do from there — poems of passion that run with the moment and let her feel and think and taste.
Dorothy’s favorite chapbooks: Caylin Capra-Thomas, Inside My Electric City (YesYes Books, 2016); Norman Dubie, The Fallen Bird of the Fields (Zone 3 Press, 2010); Elizabeth Alexander and Lyrae Van Clief-Stefanon, Poems in Conversation and a Conversation (Sleepy Hollow Chapbook Series, Slapering Hol Press, 2008); Taneum Bambrick, Reservoir (Yemassee, 2018); Terrance Hayes, Who Are the Tribes (Pilot Books, 2011); Chen Chen, Kissing the Sphinx (Two of Cups Press, 2015); and Dana Diehl, I’m looking forward to TV Girls (New Delta Review, 2018).
Alex Quinlan is the editor of The Southeast Review. His poetry, criticism, and reviews have appeared or are forthcoming in Bat City Review, Pleiades, Tampa Review, Scout: Poetry in Review, Dictionary of Literary Biography, and elsewhere. He wants poems that let their images do their thinking, lyrics with a narrative flair, work that begins in subjective experience but enlarges to include the shared world, and thereby illuminates both.
Alex’s favorite chapbooks: Ruth Baumann, A Thousand Ars Poeticas, (Sixth Finch, 2018); Kaveh Akbar, Portrait of the Alcoholic (Sibling Rivalry Press, 2017); Tiana Clark, Equilibrium (Bull City Press, 2016); Danez Smith, black movie (Button Poetry, 2015); Ross Gay and Aimee Nezhukumatathil, Lace & Pyrite (Organic Weapon Arts, 2014); Ocean Vuong, No (YesYes, 2013).