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2018 Chapbook Competition

We are ready to read your chapbooks! Our annual chapbook competition is open to submissions. (And for the month of November, we have an early bird discount!)

Learn more & submit here.


A Letter from the New President of FBP

“I am a reader, author, editor, and as of a few short weeks ago, the newly appointed President of Floating Bridge Press. It’s a role I take on with joy, enthusiasm, and a deep sense of responsibility.” [Read more…]


2017 Chapbook Competition Results

We again received more than one hundred submissions from all across Washington State. We feel this year’s submissions were especially strong, start to finish. We selected thirteen semifinalists, and from these we chose this year’s winner, “Night Watch,” by Katy E. Ellis of Seattle, and two finalists, “The Meanest Things Pick Clean,” by Benjamin Cartwright of Spokane Falls, and “The Myth of Man,” by Alex Vigue of Ridgefield. Congratulations to our three new authors, and to those of you on our semifinals list. We do hope you try us again next year!

Here is the list of the semifinalists:

Scott Ferry “Book of 24 Streets”
Catherine Bull “Braless in the Apocalypse”
Lauren Gilmore “Common Teenage Mythology”
Ben Read “Count Each Body Twice”
Thomas Walton “How Can I Say the Lovely Rodents Blinding Me”
Demi Wetzel “Life of the Party”
Julianna Buckmiller “Neurotransmitters”
Judith Skillman “Once Upon a Yellow Sky”
Armin Tolentino “The Hard Hand of Cataclysm”
Elizabeth Vignali & Kami Westhoff “Your Body a Bullet”


 Floating Bridge Press: Poetry from Washington State

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