Gold Line Press is excited to welcome our 2022 chapbook contests judges: Courtney Faye Taylor (Poetry), and Sarah Minor (Nonfiction), and K-Ming Chang (Fiction).

Please review our guidelines to learn more about how you can submit your chapbook manuscript to the contests.



Courtney Faye Taylor is a writer and visual artist. She is the author of Concentrate (Graywolf Press, 2022), selected by Rachel Eliza Griffiths as the winner of the Cave Canem Poetry Prize. Courtney earned her BA from Agnes Scott College and her MFA from the University of Michigan Helen Zell Writers’ Program where she received the Hopwood Prize in Poetry. A recipient of the 92Y Discovery Prize and an Academy of American Poets Prize, Courtney’s work can be found in Poetry Magazine, The Nation, Ploughshares, Best New Poets, and elsewhere.




Sarah Minor is the author of Slim Confessions: The Universe as a Spider or Spit (Noemi Press 2021), Bright Archive (Rescue Press 2020), winner of the 2020 Big Other Nonfiction Book Award and shortlisted for the 2020 CLMP Firecracker Award in Nonfiction, and The Persistence of the Bonyleg: Annotated from Essay Press. Minor is the recipient of honors like the Barthelme Prize for Short Prose, an Individual Research Grant from the American-Scandinavian Foundation, and an Individual Excellence Award from the Ohio Arts Council. Her essays have been collected in Best American Experimental Writing, and anthologies like Advanced Creative Nonfiction and A Harp in the Stars. Minor holds an MFA from the University of Arizona and a PhD from Ohio University. She serves as the Video Essays Editor at TriQuarterly Review and currently teaches in the University of Iowa’s Nonfiction Writing Program.Daisy Hernández is the author of The Kissing Bug: A True Story of a Family, an Insect, and a Nation’s Neglect of a Deadly Disease (Tin House). She’s also the author of the award-winning memoir A Cup of Water Under My Bed (Beacon Press) and coeditor of the anthology Colonize This! Young Women of Color on Today's Feminism (Seal Press). She is an Associate Professor in the Creative Writing Program at Miami University in Ohio. (Photo credit: Bosch Studios.)




K-Ming Chang is a Kundiman fellow, a Lambda Literary Award finalist, and a National Book Foundation 5 Under 35 honoree. She is the author of the New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice novel BESTIARY (One World/Random House, 2020), which was longlisted for the Center for Fiction First Novel Prize and the PEN/Faulkner Award. In 2021, her chapbook BONE HOUSE was published by Bull City Press. Her most recent book is GODS OF WANT (One World/Random House, 2022). Her next book is a novel titled ORGAN MEATS. She lives in California.




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