We are pleased to announce the second annual Zone 3 Press Broadside Competition. This competition is a collaboration between Zone 3 Press and The Goldsmith Press & Rare Type Collection of Austin Peay State University. The winning poem will be featured on a broadside designed by and printed on the letterpress in Austin Peay’s Art & Design department.
The prize is $100 and 5 copies of the custom, limited edition broadside. The winning poem will also be published in Zone 3, a literary magazine. We will be open for submissions until December 15th, 2020, and the winner will be announced in early 2021. The broadside will also be available for purchase on our website.
We welcome submissions from a wide variety of aesthetics from both emerging and established writers. All submissions will be considered for publication in Zone 3. Full guidelines can be viewed on our submission page. There is no submission fee this year.
Founder of the Goldsmith Press, Cindy Marsh says “The Goldsmith Press and rare Type Collection at Austin Peay State University (APSU) is a unique letterpress facility that includes thousands of hand-carved wood letters, typesetting materials, and antique printing presses. The wood type was originally created for a New England advertising company, Metropolitan Showprint, established in 1890. The collection was purchased in 1997 with a grant from the Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts at APSU.”