Poetry Award Winner Announced!
In a blind competition, Stuart Dischell has chosen Nicholas Gulig of Bangkok, Thailand as winner of the sixth annual Camber Press Poetry Chapbook Award. Lazure's manuscript West of Center earns him the $1000 prize, publication, and author's copies. Publication is scheduled for Winter 2012. Thanks to all writers who submitted some truly memorable poetry manuscripts. Our announcement was delayed this year by staffing problems, relocation, a car accident, unrelated illness, and the loss of our charitable funding. To atone for our sins, we have suspended our awards until we publish all titles we are currently committed to. Thank you for your continued support. Your continued purchasing of Camber Press titles keeps us going through these hard times.
Fiction Award Winner Announced!
In a blind competition, Chuck Kinder has chosen Erica Plouffe Lazure of Exeter, New Hampshire as winner of the second annual Camber Press Fiction Chapbook Award. Lazure's story "Dry Dock" earns her the $1000 prize, publication, and author's copies. Publication is scheduled for July. Thanks to all writers who submitted a broad range of fine work. Our announcement was delayed this year by Mr. Kinder's illness. We wish him a continued speedy recovery.
Sally Albiso's Newsworthy, was chosen by Steve Orlen as the winner of the Fourth Annual Camber Press Poetry Chapbook Award. It is now available.
Mr. Orlen writes:
"From simple facts, bare profiles garnered from newspapers, these quietly eloquent poems enter the essence of human frailty, transgression, and otherness. They are less about the individuals than about the correlations between their lives and ours — that is, the themes are what shine out, line after line."
CP Poetry Award
Mark Doty has chosen Double Happiness by Gregory W. Randall of Santa Rosa, California as the winner of the fifth annual Camber Press Poetry Chapbook Award. Mr. Randall will receive $1000.00, publication of his manuscript, and author copies. Read the press release with full details, including comments by Mr. Doty, here. We thank all the writers who sent in an impressive range of work. There are many talented writers producing great original work today. Your continued support of independent publishing allows us to bring more of them to bookshelves everywhere.
Camber Press has relocated to the funky arts city of Peekskill, New York, on the gorgeous Hudson River. We're excited to be part of this vibrant community of artists of all kinds, and will be opening our doors on days the city has studio crawls, open gallery days, etc. Until then, please be sure to send all correspondence to either here or our new address:
Camber Press, Inc.
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Peekskill NY 10566.
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