Black Lawrence Press runs their Black River Chapbook Competition biannually (submissions opening again this spring), seeking an unpublished poetry or short fiction chapbook. Winners receive publication, $500, and ten copies of their perfect-bound book.
Fall 2013’s winning title A Taxonomy of the Space Between Us by Caleb Curtiss was published this past February.
“A Taxonomy of the Space Between Us is an elegant chronicle of grief, of the sprawling bonds between brothers and sisters, of bodies in this world, of the power of language when so artfully arranged. Caleb Curtiss is a poet among poets and in this beautiful and assured collection, he makes himself heard and how.” —Roxane Gay, author of An Untamed State & Bad Feminist
Curtiss’s work can also be found in The Literary Review, New England Review, PANK, Hayden’s Ferry Review, DIAGRAM, Passages North, Spork, and TriQuarterly, and in New Poetry From The Midwest, published by New American Press.