congratulations!

June 10, 2017

Floating Bridge Press has announced the winners of their annual Poetry Chapbook Competition. More than a hundred Washington state poets submitted chapbooks for consideration. The judges selected 13 semifinalists, and from these chose this year’s winner, “Night Watch,” by Katy E. Ellis of Seattle, and two finalists, “The Meanest Things Pick Clean,” by Benjamin Cartwright of Spokane Falls, and “The Myth of Man,” by Alex Vigue of Ridgefield.

Here is the list of the semifinalists:

Scott Ferry “Book of 24 Streets”
Catherine Bull “Braless in the Apocalypse”
Lauren Gilmore “Common Teenage Mythology”
Ben Read “Count Each Body Twice”
Thomas Walton “How Can I Say the Lovely Rodents Blinding Me”
Demi Wetzel “Life of the Party”
Julianna Buckmiller “Neurotransmitters”
Judith Skillman “Once Upon a Yellow Sky”
Armin Tolentino “The Hard Hand of Cataclysm”
Elizabeth Vignali & Kami Westhoff “Your Body a Bullet”

Congratulations, one and all!
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July 7 reading - Floating Bridge
Floating Bridge Press presents a free reading and conversation with Risa Denenberg, Sue Sutherland-Hanson, and Katy E. Ellis, with host Kathleen Flenniken. At the Fremont Branch, Seattle Public Library, 6:30-7:45 p.m.

catching up…

May 20, 2014

Floating Bridge

In case you missed last week’s news, Floating Bridge Press has announced the winners of their 2014 Chapbook Competition. From submissions numbering close to 130 manuscripts, “many of exceptional quality,” the judges selected the 2014 winner, John Whalen of Spokane, for his manuscript, “Above the Pear Trees.” The other finalists were Maya Jewell Zeller of Spokane for “The Earth, That Other Sky,” Jennifer Bullis of Bellingham for “Amanda Bubble Is Nearly On Fire,” Dennis Caswell of Woodinville for “O.” and Michael Schmeltzer for “Elegy/Elk River.”

John Whalen’s chapbook will be published this fall and a reading in Seattle will include the winner and finalists. For additional details, visiting Floating Bridge Press online and on Facebook. Visit the Boynton Blog CALENDAR page for upcoming readings from Floating Bridge and many, many others.

got chapbook?

February 6, 2014

Floating Bridge

Are you a Washington State poet? Do you have a collection of poems ready for publication? If so, Floating Bridge Press invites you to submit up to 24 pages of poems to the annual chapbook competition. There is a $12 reading fee and submissions must be received by Saturday, March 1, 2014.

A Seattle-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit literary arts organization founded in 1994, Floating Bridge Press publishes books, anthologies, broadsides and the annual Floating Bridge Review — all means “to recognize and promote the work of Washington State poets.”

Learn more about Floating Bridge Press and the Chapbook Award, including past winners, on the Floating Bridge website and visit Floating Bridge on Facebook.

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