Reminder! 2018 Chapbook Competition

Attention Washington State poets! We are ready to read your chapbooks! Our annual chapbook competition is open to submissions. Floating Bridge Press’s Poetry Chapbook Competition began in 1995 with the publication of Joannie Kervran’s A Steady Longing for Flight. Our annual competition is an open competition for Washington State poets in which manuscripts are judged anonymously. The winning…

January Announcements & Events

AN EVENING OF POETRY At Fremont Library Monday, January 8, 2018, 6:30 – 7:45pm Join us for a quarterly poetry series where local poets read from their work and discuss poetry with the audience. This evening’s featured readers are: Claudia Castro Luna, Catherine Bull, & Scott Ferry. Claudia Castro Luna served as Seattle’s Civic Poet from 2015…

2017 Chapbook Competition Results!

(Drum roll please….) Okay Poets, the moment you’ve all been waiting for. But first, whether you submitted or not, we just want to say thank you for your support and interest. 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.…

Grist Reviewed in Ploughshares

The lovely Kimberly Ann Southwick reviewed 3 award-winning chapbooks (all by women!) over at Ploughshares and Floating Bridge Press’s very own Kate Peterson was included. Read the whole review here. Thank you Kimberly, for this great review! Peterson is at her best when allowing her speaker to muse on a body’s perceived abnormalities in a way…

Grist: Reviewed by Drizzle

Over at Drizzle Review Rebecca Valley kindly and beautifully reviewed Kate Peterson’s Grist, our 2016 Chapbook Competition winning chapbook. Check out the full review here.   “Though at moments this collection feels fragile, like it is teetering on the edge of collapse, Grist is as much a book about healing as it is about being wounded.…

Pontoon Poetry: Issue 12

With the release of our newest chapbooks (Grist, The Ark and The Bear, and Land of Lists) comes the new issue of Pontoon Poetry.  Every Tuesday and Thursday we will release new poems from Issue 12.  All the poems were selected from manuscripts submitted to our annual chapbook competition. Check out Issue 12 here.  And…