Chapbook Contest Winner Reading – Wells College Press


JR Tappenden’s award-winning chapbook is now ready for release, and she’ll be reading Thursday, October 6, at 7pm in the AER room in Macmillan Hall, Wells College.
Come learn about the contest and the process of turning a manuscript into a beautiful chapbook. And hear Tappenden read the beautiful  poems that won her this national prize!
Refreshments will be served, and the chapbook will be available at a discount.
This event is Free and open to all.
Here you can find two poems from this collection and hear the author read them herself:  And remember, as we approach winter: “Don’t be fooled by the light / in the spring leaves; their color will be red again / soon.”

Chapbook Competition Open!

The Wells College Press has announced a nation-wide competition for the second chapbook in the series, to be printed in the spring of 2014. Hard copy submissions of up to 30 pages of poems featuring place, along with a $25 entry fee, may be submitted to

The Wells College Press
Wells Book Arts Center
170 Main Street
Aurora, New York 13026.

The deadline for submission is November 30, 2013. Authors who want their manuscripts returned must include a self-addressed stamped envelope with sufficient postage.

The winner, to be announced in January 2014, will receive, in addition to 25 copies of the letterpress-printed and hand-bound book, an invitation to read in the Wells College Visiting Writers Series during the Spring semester of 2014.

Check the page entitled Wells College Press  to see last year’s book and to download a PDF of the call for entry.