2011 Collagist Chapbook Contest Results

The Collagist is proud to announce that [Spoiler Alert] by Laura Eve Engel and Adam Peterson has been selected as the winner of our 2011 Chapbook Contest. [Spoiler Alert] will be published in print and eBook forms later this year, as the first release of the The Collagist Chapbook Series. 

We received several hundred submissions, and I found many of them to be filled with promise and worthy of further recognition and readership. I sincerely wish every entrant the best of luck in placing their manuscript with another publisher: I'll be keeping watch, hoping for it to happen soon, so that other readers can experience the same reading pleasures I had this past month. Thank you again to everyone who entered, and congratulations to Laura Eve and Adam, and to all our finalists listed below.

The final results of the 2011 Collagist Chapbook Contest:


  • [Spoiler Alert] by Laura Eve Engel and Adam Peterson

Honorable Mention

  • Bright Power, Dark Peace by Traci Brimhall and Brynn Saito
  • The Center of the World by Rob Roensch


  • Spaghetti Midwestern by Kathleen Balma
  • Lies w / Exceptions by Andrew Borgstrom
  • Outrageous Fortune by Jonathan Callahan
  • Hello Friends and Neighbors by Kate Cantrill
  • Animal Soul by Mary Carroll-Hackett
  • Reckoning by Charlie Clark
  • The Invention of Housekeeping by Christy Crutchfield
  • Persona Graph by Tyler Flynn Dorholt
  • The Radius of Home: [po(m)ems] by Dennis Etzel, Jr.
  • Occasional Philosophies by Leif Haven
  • No Flesh But Retreat by Nicholas Hayes
  • In My Time by Michael Hemmingson
  • Neither / Nor by Travis Hessman
  • Slow Moving Things: Fictions by Brandon Hobson
  • The Incidents at Rock Creek Park by Charles Jensen
  • The Ancient House by Robert Kloss
  • Denomination by Brian Kubarycz
  • My Heart is Something Extra by Darby Larson
  • Necessary Objects by Rachel Levy
  • Brain Laboratory by Brian Mihok
  • They Can Find Their Way Home by Sarah Norek
  • The Flasher by Adam Peterson
  • Sire Lines of America by Adam Peterson
  • The Little Book of Conspiracies by Pedro Ponce
  • Please Please Please by Beth Thomas
  • from Clasp, a hypnosis project by Danielle Vogel
  • The Iron Keys and Other Stories by Angela Woodward
  • Billie the Bull by xTx