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Announcing the Winner of our Fourth Annual Chapbook Contest!

Slope Editions is pleased to announce the results of our Fourth Annual Chapbook Contest. We will be publishing speech rinse, a chapbook by Vanessa Couto Johnson, in Spring 2016. We are so excited to share this beautiful manuscript with you!

We also want to extend congratulations to our five finalists. We've read so many incredible manuscripts over the past month—thank you for entrusting Slope Editions with your work!


Jennifer Liberts Weinberg's Tender Organs
Sam Corfman's An Opaque Flower Digging
Chris Salerno's We Were All Why
Kylan Rice's Natch
and E. Kristin Anderson's 17 seventeen XVII

Vanessa Couto Johnson’s poems have appeared in Blackbird, Cream City Review, Cobalt Review, The Destroyer, Posit, and Two Serious Ladies, among others. Her first chapbook, Life of Francis, won Gambling the Aisle's 2014 Chapbook Contest, and another chapbook, rotoscoping collage in Cork City, is forthcoming from dancing girl press in fall 2016. She has a BA in English and philosophy from Rice University and can be described as a Brazilian born in Texas (dual citizenship). A two-time Pushcart Prize nominee, she is currently a Lecturer at Texas State University, where she earned her MFA.