Keystone Chapbook guidelines are up

Guidelines are up for this year’s Keystone Chapbook Prize, which opens March 15 through April 15. You may also request a PDF copy of the current guidelines by email to sevenkitchens at yahoo dot com. This year’s judge will be poet Deirdre O’Connor. We’re looking forward to reading your work!

Three new March titles: Fox! Wiseman! Case!

We’re braving the snow, the bitter cold, and the spotty internet access to jumpstart March like a lion! First up is Walking Off the Map, the new chapbook from Kate Fox. It’s number eleven in volume two of our Editor’s Series and you can get it here!

Check back mid-month for number ten in the Robin Becker Series, Sarah B. Wiseman’s Portraits. We’ll also open the Keystone Chapbook Series for submissions on March 15–this year’s judge will be poet Deirdre O’Connor.

And we’ll close out March with number eleven in the Robin Becker Series, the much-anticipated Something to Hide My Face In by Doug Paul Case.

April will bring Matthew Wimberly’s gorgeous Snake Mountain Almanac as the newest release in our Rane Arroyo Series.

Thanks so much for your support of these poets and of Seven Kitchens Press!

Ellen McGrath Smith: Scatter, Feed

We’re delighted to announce the newest chapbook in our Editor’s Series: Scatter, Feed by Ellen McGrath Smith. Check out the terrific cover art by Tony Fitzpatrick.

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Official release date is October 10. Order yours now right here!

Sheila Squillante: In This Dream of My Father

Squillante_In This Dream of My Father_webClosing out the busy month of August and leaping into an even busier September, please celebrate with us the release of Sheila Squillante’s new chapbook, In This Dream of My Father. Number 2.09 in our Editor’s Series, with gorgeous cover art by Paul Bilger. Here’s the shortlink:

Michael Hurley, Wooden Boys: new Keystone Chapbook

Hurley_WOODEN BOYS_web coverPlease join us in welcoming Michael Hurley’s Wooden Boys to the world! Selected by Brent Goodman as Number 11 in the Keystone Chapbook Series, Michael’s collection officially launches on August 25. Here’s the shortlink.

R.J. Gibson, You Could Learn a Lot

Gibson_YOU COULD LEARN A LOT_web coverYou Could Learn a Lot, poems by RJ Gibson, officially launched this weekend. It’s Number 8 in Volume Two of our Editor’s Series and features a cover designed by the author. Many thanks to the folks who preordered: I’m working on getting your copies out this week!

Doug Paul Case wins Robin Becker Chapbook Prize

Something to Hide My Face In, by Doug Paul Case, has been selected as the winner of the Robin Becker Chapbook Prize. Doug’s chapbook will be published in February, 2015.

The series will recommence next year, after its 2014 hiatus, with one major change to the submission guidelines: no reading fee. (Donations will, of course, be happily accepted.)

Please join us in congratulating Doug and thanking all the poets who shared their work with us.