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Call for Submissions – Two Annual Poetry Competitions at The Frost Place

Call for Submissions – Two Annual Poetry Competitions at The Frost Place

2014 Frost Place Chapbook Contest Sponsored by Bill City Press

2014 Dartmouth Poet in Residence at The Frost Place


Hello, Poets,

The reading period for the 2014 Chapbook Fellowship at The Frost Place Sponsored by Bull City Press, and the 2014 Dartmouth Poet in Residence at The Frost Place, is open through December 31, 2013.  

This year the final selection of the winning chapbook manuscript will be made by David Baker.  All chapbook submissions are read by at least two readers, very often three or more.  All of our readers have an M.F.A. in poetry and all submissions are read without identifying information attached.  Each prospective resident poet’s application is reviewed by the executive director, Maudelle Driskell, and multiple readers with at least an M.F.A. in poetry; the final selection of the 2014 Dartmouth Poet in Residence at The Frost Place is made by a selection committee appointed by Dartmouth College.

In summer 2014, the winner’s chapbook will be published by Bull City Press, and the winner will receive 10 complimentary copies, and a $250.00 stipend.  The winner will also receive a full fellowship to attend the five-and-a-half-day Frost Place Poetry Seminar (August 3 – 9, 2014), including room and board (a cash value of approximately $1,500.00), and will give a featured reading from the chapbook at the Seminar.  As well, the fellow will have the option to spend one week living and writing in The Frost Place House-Museum in September 2014 (peak fall foliage season in the White Mountains), at a time agreed upon by the fellow and The Frost Place.

The winner of the Dartmouth Poet in Residence at The Frost Place will receive a prize of $2,000, give featured readings at Dartmouth College, The Frost Place, and other local venues, and a six-to-eight week residence at Robert Frost’s former home in Franconia, NH.  This prize is given annually to a poet who has published at least one full-length poetry collection.

Multiple submissions are accepted.  Each submission must be accompanied by a $25 submission fee.

Apply online today by using this link:

As always, if you have any questions about the submissions process, or would like to speak with someone in the office, please do not hesitate to call 603-823-5510 or email us at —

Yours in Poetry,

Sarah Audsley

Assistant to the Director

The Frost Place


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Information on David Baker

The Frost Place 2014 Chapbook Competition’s Final Judge

David Baker is the author of ten books of poems:  Never-Ending Birds (2009); Treatise on Touch: Selected Poems (2007, UK), Midwest Eclogue (2005), Changeable Thunder (2001), The Truth about Small Towns (1998), After the Reunion (1994), Sweet Home, Saturday Night (1991), Haunts (1985), Laws of the Land (1981), and Omul Alchimic, a selection of his poems translated into Romania by C. Tanasescu and published by Vinea Press in Bucharest (2009).  His four books of prose about poetry are Talk Poetry: Poems and Interviews with Nine American Poets (2012), Radiant Lyre: Essays on Lyric Poetry (2007), Heresy and the Ideal: Essays on Contemporary Poetry (2000) and Meter in English: A Critical Engagement (1996).  Among his awards are fellowships and prizes from the Theodore Roethke Memorial Foundation, John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, Mellon Foundation, Ohio Arts Council, Poetry Society of America, Society of Midland Authors, and the Pushcart Foundation.  His poems and essays appear in such magazines as The American Poetry ReviewThe Atlantic MonthlyThe NationThe New RepublicThe New YorkerThe Paris ReviewPoetryThe Yale Review, and many others.  Baker was raised in Missouri and currently resides in Granville, Ohio, where he serves as poetry editor of The Kenyon Review.  He teaches at Denison University and in the M.F.A. program for writers at Warren Wilson College.

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