Desert Pavilion is a collaboration between the University of Nevada, Reno MFA in Creative Writing and Black Rock Press. We produce one poetry chapbook annually. These hand bound books are of the highest quality, featuring letterpress printed covers.
Submission period: November 4 - February 1, 2021
The MFA program in Creative Writing at the University of Nevada, Reno, in collaboration with Black Rock Press, invites submissions to the second annual Desert Pavilion Chapbook Series in Poetry.
The 2021 judge is Nicholas Gulig.
We are looking for work that is adventurous and engaged. If you think you’re writing poetry, then we probably agree. Individual lyrics, prose poems, lyrical sentences, books in sequence, long poems: yes.
Desert Pavilion is committed to reflecting the diversity of contemporary writing. We encourage submissions from BIPOC, LGTBQIA, immigrant and other underrepresented voices.
Please submit an unpublished manuscript between 15 - 25 pages in length. Individual poems may have been previously published, but the work as a whole must be unpublished.
Chapbooks will be printed in a limited edition of 100.
Do not include any identifying information in your manuscript, including name, identifying details, or publication acknowledgements. Please copy and paste your submission fee receipt in the cover letter box in the Duosuma submission form.
All manuscripts will be read anonymously.
About the judge
Nicholas Gulig is a Thai-American poet from Wisconsin. The author of North of Order, Book of Lake, and Orient, he currently lives in Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin and teaches at the University of Wisconsin- Whitewater.
2020 past recipient
Jorrell Watkins, If Only the Sharks Would Bite, selected by Aimee Nezkukumatathil