The editors of the Beloit Poetry Journal are delighted to announce that they have selected Amy Miller’s Astronauts for this year's title in the Chad Walsh Chapbook Series.
Miller’s poetry and nonfiction have appeared in Barrow Street, Copper Nickel, Gulf Coast, Narrative, RHINO, Terrain, Tupelo Quarterly, and ZYZZYVA. Her poetry collection The Trouble with New England Girls won the Louis Award from Concrete Wolf Press. Recipient of a 2021 Oregon Literary Fellowship, she lives in Ashland, Oregon, where she works for the Oregon Shakespeare Festival and is the poetry editor of the NPR regional listeners’ guide Jefferson Journal.
When you subscribe to the BPJ, you’ll receive as part of your subscription a copy of the forthcoming chapbook in the series. Not a subscriber? Subscribe here or order the chapbook from our online store.
The Chad Walsh Chapbook Series was established in 2018 with the support of Alison Walsh Sackett and her husband Paul in honor of Ms. Sackett's father, the poet Chad Walsh, a co-founder in 1950 of the Beloit Poetry Journal.
(From 1993-2017, the magazine awarded The Chad Walsh Prize to a single poem published during the previous year.)
The series is open to any poet writing in English, regardless of publication history, and the poet whose manuscript we select receives $2,500 and 50 author copies of their chapbook, which is distributed to BPJ subscribers and sold separately in a print run of approximately 1,500. See submission guidelines for more information.