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Austin Peay State University’s Zone 3 Press, Goldsmith Press launch poetry competition

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Zone 3 Press in collaboration with the Austin Peay State University (APSU) Art + Design department is launching an annual poetry competition, and the winning poem will be featured on a broadside poster printed on the University’s letterpress.

Annual Poetry Competition to be held by Austin Peay State University Zone 3 Press. (APSU)
Annual Poetry Competition to be held by Austin Peay State University Zone 3 Press. (APSU)

Poets have until December 1st to submit their work to the Zone 3 Press Broadside Competition. Zone 3 will announce a winner in early 2020.

The prize is $100.00, and five copies of the custom, limited-edition broadside will be designed and printed by APSU’s Goldsmith Press and Rare Type Collection. The winning poem will be published in Zone 3, a literary magazine.

The broadside poster will be revealed at the 2020 Association of Writers & Writing Programs conference and later available for purchase at the Zone 3 Press marketplace.

All submissions will be considered for publication in Zone 3. Full guidelines can be viewed at the broadside competition submission page.

“The Goldsmith Press and Rare Type Collection at Austin Peay State University is a unique letterpress facility that includes thousands of hand-carved wood letters, typesetting materials and antique printing presses,” Cindy Marsh, founder of the Goldsmith Press, said.

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 APSU Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts.

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