Kola Superdeep Borehole by Joe Fletcher has won the 2018 BOOM Chapbook contest.
We had a whole bunch of amazing manuscripts to read this time round and Joe’s was the one that kept rising to the top. Look for the handsewn, letterpress chapbooks at AWP 2019 and beyond. Congratulations, Joe! And thank you to everyone for supporting Bateau this year & over the last 15 years!
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holy smokes peoples. we got us a good group this year. thanks to everyone who submitted, asked a question, allowed us to read their work, said hello, or cursed at us from a passing car. there were some amazing manuscripts this year. and although we can only publish one, we can’t do what we do without all of you.
HERE ARE THE 2018 FINALISTS:
Nadia Wolnisty JUICE
Christine Taylor THE QUEEN CITY
Emily Anderson MISS PAPER AND THE SEA
Joe Fletcher KOLA SUPERDEEP BOREHOLE
Rae Gouirand JINX
Howie Good THE TITANIC SAILS AT DAWN
Kitt Keller CHONDRICHTHYES
Sarah Bates TENDER
Salvatore Difalco STORIETTES
Jeff Tigchelaar ONE WAY OF LOOKING AT THIRTEEN BLACKBIRDS
Francesco Grisanzio DARLING EGG
Joe Milazzo VAGUEBOOKING: A CREEPYPASTA
Bateau and Warren Oates are proud of you. thanks, everyone, for hanging out with us. ox
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