Washington State poets: Get your manuscripts ready!

Floating Bridge Press is accepting manuscript submissions for its 20th annual Chapbook Award. All poems in the submitted manuscripts are considered for publication in Pontoon.

Plus, this year the press will select an additional 1-3 chapbooks from the submissions pile.

The deadline is March 1. Check out the guidelines, and start pulling together those poems.

And congratulations to FBP for their 20 years!

Happy 20 years, Floating Bridge Press!

cover of a steady longing for flight

I know that the press started more than 20 years ago–but tonight in 1995 was the reading for their first chapbook award. I was honored to share the stage with James Bertolino, Judith Skillman, and Ted McMahon. Honored and nervous!

Twenty years! Our oldest son was in high school. Our two younger kids hadn’t even started school.

Many thanks to the founding members of the press, especially Peter Pereira and T. Clear. And many thanks to Kathleen Flenniken and all the other fine folks who have kept this press going and growing for two decades.

Cheers to you!