New titles for 2016: Ahl, Garilli, Meriam

2016 is shaping up to be a huge year for Seven Kitchens, and I’m thrilled to announce that the Editor’s Series will include new chapbooks from Liz Ahl and Dakota Garilli. Liz’s collection, Home Economics, is due out midsummer, and Dakota’s Call It Something Different is scheduled for an August release. Both titles were finalists for this year’s Robin Becker Chapbook Prize.

The hot, limited-edition Summer Kitchen Series will return this year, and we’ll lead off with a new chapbook from Mary Meriam: The Lesbian is due out in July, and you’re not going to want to miss your chance at one of only 49 copies.

Robin Becker Chapbook co-winners selected: Taverna, Shapiro

We’re thrilled to announce the co-winners of the 2015 Robin Becker Chapbook Prize: “What Hollywood Taught Me” by Alison Taverna and “Fifty Degrees” by Gregg Shapiro. Both manuscripts will be published late this spring.

Thanks so much to our guest judge, Ching-In Chen. The next reading period for the Robin Becker Series will be May 1 – May 31, 2016.

New release: Hayden Saunier, Field Trip to the Underworld [Keystone Series]

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We’re delighted to announce the long-awaited release of Hayden Saunier’s new chapbook, Field Guide to the Underworld. Read a sample poem and order your copy here.

Rane Arroyo Chapbook Series is open for submissions

After a couple of delays–sorry!–the guidelines are up for the Rane Arroyo Chapbook Series. This series is open to all poets, so polish up that manuscript and send it in before the November 30 deadline. There’s no reading fee this year! Your humble readers are Eduardo C. Corral and Ron Mohring, and we’re so excited to continue this series.

Keystone Chapbook co-winners selected: Robacker, Schwerer

We’re very excited to announce the co-winners of the 2015 Keystone Chapbook Prize: “R” by Tammy Robacker of Philomath, Oregon, and “Cruel Folklore” by Eric Schwerer of Johnstown, Pennsylvania. Both manuscripts will be published in early spring of 2016.

Thanks so much to our guest judge, Deirdre O’Connor. Thank you, as well, to folks who made donations–we truly appreciate your support of this series.