**Announcing the Winner of the 2016 Susan K. Collins/ Mississippi Valley Poetry Chapbook Contest**
MWC is thrilled to announce the winner of the 2016 Susan K. Collins/Mississippi Valley Poetry Chapbook Contest…
Our judge, jamie j. mortara, has selected Get Home Safe by Elliott Sky Case of San Jose, CA as the winner of the 2016 Susan K. Collins/Mississippi Valley Poetry Chapbook Contest. Congratulations Elliott!
We had the pleasure to read a terrific group of manuscripts, and it was wonderfully difficult to select a group of finalists to send to our judge (see list of finalists). Several of these finalist manuscripts be appearing in print soon. MWC Press will be publishing Get Home Safe in fall 2017, with pre-orders beginning in October.
*Finalists of the 2016 Susan K. Collins/ Mississippi Valley Poetry Chapbook Contest*
Nick Admussen – All My Alts
Barbara Brooks – Water Colors
Kathleen Gregg – The Long Breath
Heikki Huotari – Electrical and Spherical and Musical and Necessary
Dylan Krieger – philosophical zombies
Jed Myers – Burning Man
Carolyn Moore – The Flea Circus of Time and Solitude
John Noland – Lessons Inside the Open Door Tavern
Elliott Sky Case is a queer poet and visual artist, born in Los Angeles and based out of San Jose. Their work, which has appeared in The Wanderer and Cheers From The Wasteland, focuses on self-validation, finding God in small places, and riding public transit. Elliott is a Virgo (Scorpio rising, Libra moon) and married to the sunset. They can be found on Twitter @elliottskycase and on Instagram @bertoltwreckt
The 2017 Susan K. Collins/Mississippi Valley Chapbook Contest is open through September 30, 2017. For complete details on this year’s contest and submission guidelines, please visit the contest website at www.mwcqc.org/contests/chapbook-contest/.