POLISH AND PUBLISH A CHAPBOOK BY THIS TIME NEXT YEAR!
Charlotte Lit's new Poetry Chapbook Lab is an intensive year-long program designed to guide you through the process of writing, revising, and preparing a chapbook-length selection of poems for publication. Program features:
Workshopping: Monthly, give and receive extensive feedback on poems in progress, led by award-winning poet and long-time Charlotte Lit workshop leader Dannye Romine Powell.
Mentoring: Quarterly, work one-on-one with a second award-winning poet mentor —Laure-Anne Bosselaar, Stuart Dischell, Lola Haskins, or Jessica Jacobs!—for additional feedback, brainstorming, and advice on revising and assembling a selection of your work into a coherent, compelling collection.
Master Classes: Quarterly, participate in a master class with one of the program’s four poet mentors, covering essential chapbook topics like: vision and establishing voice; revision; assembling your manuscript; reading your work.
Chapbook Publication: See your finished chapbook published! With a mentor's recommendation, qualified cohort members may submit their chapbooks for possible publication by Charlotte Lit’s new Writers/South Press, with all publication costs included. You'll pay only for your copies, at cost.
Applications for the upcoming program year, which runs September 2021 to August 2022, are open until August 15. Learn more here and sign up for an information session (required for application review).
Partial scholarships are available! You'll find the link to apply on the Chapbook Lab info page.
CHARLOTTE LIT'S MISSION is to celebrate the literary arts by educating and engaging writers and readers through classes, conversations, and community.
Charlotte Lit is a community, open to all. Through our programming and practices, we consciously reach out to non-majority and under-represented groups and individuals.
— Charlotte Lit's Statement of Inclusivity, adopted by our Board of Directors