Bass River Press – Call for Entries / Calls & Submissions

October 1, 2020

Organization Name: The Cultural Center of Cape Cod

Organization Location: South Yarmouth, MA

Type: Calls & Submissions

Fee: $15 first entry


Bass River Press seeks cover art for its fifth annual poetry publication. The winning artwork will be featured on the cover of FROM THE FARTHER SHORE: DISCOVERING CAPE COD AND THE ISLANDS THROUGH POETRY, an anthology set to release in the spring of 2021.

Please read the complete guidelines before submitting your work.

Bass River Press in an imprint of the Cultural Center of Cape Cod.



If you are a true luddite and simply cannot manage this procedure, please contact Lauren Wolk at

Bass River Press will accept only original artwork. Art submissions may be either vertical or horizontal in orientation. All media are accepted, including painting, drawing, photography, and photographs of three-dimensional works. Multiple submissions are accepted but must be accompanied by a separate entry fee for each submission.

The winning artist will retain their original work, but the Cultural Center will possess copyright of the artwork for limited use pertaining to the needs and requirements of Bass River Press. This includes, but is not limited to, the use of the selected artwork for publicity purposes, cover design, future editions of the publication, and more. The artist will retain ownership.

Submission Fee

There will be a non-refundable submission fee of $15 for the first piece of art submitted, $5 for additional pieces. The maximum number of submissions allowed is 20.

As an independent, nonprofit literary press, Bass River Press will use submission fees to cover some – but by no means all – of the cost of reviewing, publishing, and distributing materials.


The submission deadline for cover art is October 1, 2020. No late entries will be accepted.


The winning artwork will be featured on the cover of FROM THE FARTHER SHORE: DISCOVERING CAPE COD AND THE ISLANDS THROUGH POETRY, a poetry anthology to be published and distributed by Bass River Press. In addition, the artist will also receive a cash prize of $200, along with two complimentary copies of the publication upon release in 2021.

Any Questions?

Please contact Supervising Editor Lauren Wolk at or 508-394-7100 with any questions, or consult our website at

Other Criteria

Please review the following sampling of poems for inspiration and tailor your submission accordingly. We seek art that is “suggestive” of the history, people, place and “spirit” of the Cape & Islands, not necessarily representational.

All work is copyrighted by the poets and may not be reprinted in any form.

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