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New for 2013!

A Slant of Light cover
editors L. Carr + J. Z. Schmidt
A Slant of Light


Trine Erotic cover
Alice Andrews
Trine Erotic


Selected Poems cover
Celestine Frost
Selected Poems


Titles from 2012

Letters and Found Poems of Edisa and Chloe cover
David Appelbaum
Letters and Found Poems
of Edisa and Chloe


Rumiís Holistic Humanism cover
Mirza Iqbal Ashraf
Rumiís Holistic Humanism


Scout's Honor cover
Charley Rosen
Scoutís Honor


Man in the Cosmos cover
Christian Wertenbaker
Man in the Cosmos


Titles from 2011!

The Floodplain cover
Anthony Robinson
The Floodplain


Song of Myself cover
Frederick Bauman
Song of Myself


Pancake Hollow Primer cover
Laurence Carr
Pancake Hollow Primer


A Promise Kept cover
Joseph Giannola
A Promise Kept


Martin Benson Speaks cover
Carl Lehmann-Haupt
Martin Benson Speaks


In Search Of cover
Edited by Haifa Mahabir
In Search Of


Voices of Women Singing cover
H.R. Stoneback
Voices of Women Singing


2012 Codhill Press Chapbook Award


January 15, 2013

Heather Cousins of Monroe, Georgia won the 2012 Codhill Poetry Chapbook Award for her manuscript Freeze. She received $1,000 plus 50 copies. Heather Cousins holds an AB in Anthropology from Bryn Mawr College, an MA from the Writing Seminars of Johns Hopkins University, and a PhD in English and Creative Writing from the University of Georgia, where she also was a Park Postdoctoral Fellow. Author of Something in the Potato Room, winner of the 2009 Kore Press Book Award (selected by Patricia Smith), and a two-time Pushcart Prize nominee, her poems have appeared in Alehouse, Blue Earth Review, Cave Wall, The Country Dog Review, Passages North, Permafrost, Pleiades, Southern Poetry Review, and elsewhere.

Congratulations as well to our finalists:
   Elise Hempel, Charleston, Illinois
   Steve Cushman, Greensboro, North Carolina

And to our semifinalists:
   Norma Westwood, Alexandria, Virginia
   Ron Watson, Madisonville, Kentucky
   Steve Lautermilch, Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina
   Lisa Mangini, Enfield, Connecticut
   Chloť Leisure, Fort Collins, Colorado
   Judith Saunders, Fishkill, New York
   David Olsen, Abingdon, England
   Jeanine Stevens, Sacramento, California

Thanks to all of you who entered the competition. We could not have offered the prize without your support.

Beginning this reading period, the annual award will be given for a full-length (48+ page) poetry manuscript. The next deadline is December 10, 2013.

Please consider resubmitting your work this year. All manuscripts are read anonymously and at least twice.

Wishing you much continued success with all of your writing and publishing endeavors.


Pauline Uchmanowicz
Contest Coordinator

David Appelbaum


Quarter finalists:
   Kurt Olsson, Germantown, Maryland
   David Sloan, Brunswick, Maine
   Jennifer Tappenden, St. Louis, Missouri
   Joan Siegel, Blooming Grove, New York
   Francis Klein, Glen Ridge, New Jersey
   Bern Mulvey, Morioka-shi lwate-ken, Japan
   Josiah Bancroft, Wilmington, Delaware
   Mark McKain, Altamonte Springs, Florida
   Ron Mohring, Lewisburg, Pennsylvania
   Karen Maceira, Slidell, Louisiana
   Patric Pepper, Washington, DC
   Jim Tilley, Bedford Corners, New York
   Daniel Lusk, Burlington, Vermont
   Carol Tyx, Iowa City, Iowa