Diode Editions is running a chapbook contest, and translations — and collaborations — are welcome:

diodeDiode Editions, run by diode¬†poetry journal¬†stalwart Patty Paine along with¬†Law Alsobrook, is a young house, but they have¬†previously published Philip Metres’s award-winning A Concordance of Leaves,¬†among other titles.

The Diode Editions 2015 Chapbook Contest is open to all poets over the age of 18, worldwide. Submissions must be 22-32 pages and must arrive in English.

Also, from the publisher’s¬†website:

  • Entries will be accepted between August 14, 2015 and January 15, 2016
  • A winner, will be announced by January 31, 2016 (We may publish more than one chapbook)
  • The winning book(s) will be published by March 15, and will be launched at the 2016 ¬† AWP¬†Conference in Los Angeles
  • We accept simultaneous submissions, but if your manuscript is accepted for publication,¬†please notify Diode Editions as soon as possible.

The first place winner will receive $250 and 25 author copies. Also, select poems from the chapbook will appear in diode poetry journal.