October 8, 2015: This has been bugging me for quite some time; this crazy idea that won’t leave me alone. It began as an idea tossed around in a comment thread of one of my Facebook posts…
The idea of a book titled “Civil Coping Mechanisms” written by an author or collaboration between authors that fully captures the “inner coping” of the press.
What might it be? A novel? A poetry collection? A little bit of everything?
The idea never amounted to much… until now: The latest in the CCM MAINLINE contest series, “#IAMCOPING.” From now until March 4th 2016, CCM will be open to submissions for full-length work that fully explores the aforementioned idea.
Submit your manuscript to ccmmainline @ gmail dot com. The submission should be at least 90pgs, in both PDF and DOCX formats, and accompanied by a cover letter explaining the nature of the work, particularly answering the question:
“How does your manuscript fully actualize the CCM aesthetic through its poetry, its prose?”
The winner will be announced at AWP 2016 and will be published as part of the 2017 CCM Catalogue.
We know we’re coping, but are you? –Michael J Seidlinger