On May 31st, I was supposed to find out the results of the Cutbank Chapbook Poetry Contest I entered back in March.
After refreshing my email all day long (and actually turning email notifications on–something I never do) and not hearing anything I contacted the social media manager.
He contacted the judges and found out that the contest has been delayed due to the overwhelming number of submissions they received this year–over 400! The judges are running behind schedule trying to get to them all. The new reveal date is sometime in July. Talk about a tortured artist!
The staff was super nice and understanding though. I was given an additional email address for “if I have any questions (or need to scream at someone).” 😂
And now the countdown begins again!