Now in its 13th year of publishing bright, original, and sometimes edgy fiction, creative non-fiction, and poetry, Emrys Press took a fresh turn last year in launching our first poetry chapbook competition. The results were spectacular. We had over 70 competitive manuscript entries and the winning chapbook Portico, selected by Thomas Lux, is now available for purchase. The winning poet Sarah Stickney, from Baltimore, MD, was in Greenville in early May 2017 to read from her work. Building on that success, we will open the Submittable doors for our second annual poetry competition in May 15, 2017. That contest will be judged by Dorianne Laux. We anticipate adding fiction and essay contests in the near future. Please follow us on Facebook and other social media and watch for new opportunities to publish with us. We are excited about where we are going. If you are a writer looking for a home, give us a try. Know too that the Emrys Journal takes submissions of poetry, fiction, and non-fiction from August to November 1st. Find our many worthy older publications in the Emrys Press BOOKSTORE Happy Writing!