Announcing the Etchings Press 2018 Book Prizes! Etchings Press, a student-run publisher at University of Indianapolis, welcomes submissions of any theme for its annual contests: a chapbook of poetry, a chapbook of prose, and a novella. The deadline for all contests will be Monday, January 29, 2018.
UIndy graduate and undergraduate students will read the submitted manuscripts and choose a winner in each category. The students will then edit, design, publish and promote the chapbooks and the novella. Please visit their website to review past winners.
Chapbook winners will receive a $200 honorarium and 15 copies of the published chapbook. The novella winner will receive a $400 honorarium and 15 copies of the published novella.
Students are interested in editing and publishing authors in their region using the 370 miles between Flannery O’Connor’s Milledgeville, Georgia, and William Faulkner’s Oxford, Mississippi, as the relative mileage for regional literature.
Using UIndy’s campus on the south side of Indianapolis as a starting point, that distance makes a circle which includes all of Illinois, Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee, and West Virginia, most of Michigan, Wisconsin, Iowa, and Missouri, and parts of Minnesota, Pennsylvania, New York, Georgia, Virginia, Maryland, North Carolina, Arkansas, South Carolina, Alabama, Mississippi, and even Ontario.
Alumni and current students of University of Indianapolis and former students of its faculty are not eligible.
Contest details may be found at etchings.submittable.com. Winners will be notified in March, 2018. Books will be released and available for sale in May 2018.