Midwest Writing Center announces winner for Chapbook Contest


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Posted Online: Dec. 07, 2012, 10:49 am
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Press release submitted by Midwest Writing Center


The MWC is thrilled to announce the winner of the 2012 MWC Chapbook Contest…

Our esteemed judge, Shane McCrae, has selected Apple Season by Cindy Hunter Morgan as the winner of the 2012 Chapbook Contest (see Cindy's full bio below).

We had a terrific group of manuscripts to read and it was wonderfully difficult to select a group of finalists to send to our judge. Here is the list of finalists:

The Future is a Faint Song, Jamie Brunton and Russell Evatt
Opera on TV, Jamie Brunton
Sudden Geography, Diane LeBlanc
Scotch Tape World, Tom Hunley
Victory Tattoo, Richard Boada

The tentative release date for Apple Season is late March 2013. Copies will be available for purchase at the MWC and on their website at that time

The MWC will be renaming the contest starting in 2013 to the Susan K. Collins Chapbook Contest, in honor of the hard work and dedication of our long-time Board of Directors President here at the MWC. Susan continues to devote much of her time and energy to the success of the MWC and its many programs, and we are deeply grateful for her many contributions over the last 10+ years.

Bio for Cindy Hunter Morgan:

Cindy Hunter Morgan lives in East Lansing, Michigan and teaches creative writing at Michigan State University. She has another chapbook, The Sultan, The Skater, The Bicycle Maker, which won The Ledge Press 2011 Poetry Chapbook Award. Her poetry has appeared in a variety of journals, including A cappella Zoo, Bateau, The Christian Science Monitor, Sugar House Review, and West Branch. She graduated from Albion College and also studied at the University of Stirling in Scotland.



















 



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