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Call for submissions: the Homage Series: Cavafy

Seven Kitchens Press seeks poems for its new Homage Series, annual anthologies celebrating the works of great LGBTQ poets. Our inaugural volume will focus on the Alexandrian poet C. P. Cavafy, known for his frank, unapologetic erotics and intimate evocations of Alexandria’s Hellenic past.

Submissions are open to all LGBTQ poets writing in English. 

Poems should not simply refer to the life and/or subject matter of the poet’s work but should evoke the style, language, voice, and aesthetic of the poet’s work as contributors interpret it. 

Poets may submit up to 3 poems. Previously published poems considered. Submit all poems in a single Microsoft Word file (.doc or .docx) in an attachment to homageserieseditor@gmail.com. In the body of your message, please include a brief bio and a 2-3 sentence description of your approach to the chosen poet’s work.

Series editors: Terry Kirts and Ron Mohring.

Deadline: October 15, 2018.

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New release by Melissa Atkinson Mercer

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Melissa Atkinson Mercer has a new chapbook, and we’re pretty stoked. Please join us in celebrating the release of After the Miracle Season, Number 7 in Volume Three of our Editor’s Series. Full details can be found here

Keystone Series selections

Keystone Chapbook Series editors Steve Bellin-Oka and Ron Mohring are delighted to announce the selection of two manuscripts: “Feed” by Emily Mohn-Slate, and “Bloodfish” by Jennifer Jackson Berry, both of Pittsburgh. Both chapbooks will be published in spring of 2019. Please join us in congratulating Emily and Jennifer!

New chapbook release: Dana De Greff, Alterations (Rane Arroyo Series)

We’re thrilled to announce the release of our eighth title in the Rane Arroyo Series: Dana De Greff’s Alterations is now available for ordering! Dana’s official book release will be in Miami in September (more details to follow). Please join us in welcoming Dana to the Seven Kitchens family.

Summer Kitchen Series 6 launches

What better way to launch August than with five new chapbooks? Our hot, limited-edition Summer Kitchen Series drops today, with fresh titles by Jill McCabe Johnson, Alyse Bensel, Beverly Voigt, Scott Honeycutt, and Jacob Budenz. Please join us in welcoming these poets to Seven Kitchens Press.

Final call for Keystone manuscripts

We’ve been reading some terrific poems submitted for this year’s Keystone Chapbook Series. Just a reminder that we are still accepting manuscripts through July 15 (Sunday), so get off that fence if you’ve been thinking about sending your chapbook. No reading fee. Full guidelines here. Send your best work!

Summer Kitchen cover reveal: Volume 6

Feast your eyes on the fresh, new covers for this year’s Summer Kitchen Series! These hot, limited-edition chapbooks will be out in just a few weeks, and they’re expected to sell out fast. Please welcome to the Seven Kitchens family (left to right) Jill McCabe Johnson [Pendulum], Alyse Bensel [Lies to Tell the Body], Beverly Voigt [Woman of Salt], Scott Honeycutt [Twelve Miles North of the Ohio River], and Jacob Budenz [Pastel Witcheries]. 
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Author news: Casey Charles: Zicatela

Congratulations to Casey Charles, whose new book of poetry, Zicatelahas just been released by FootHills Publishing in their Montana Poets Series. 

Casey’s chapbook, Blood Workwas published in 2012 as part of our Summer Kitchen Series.

Casey’s novel, The Monkey Cageswas recently published by Lethe Press.