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Robin Becker Series: We are very open

We are very excited to announce that Steve Bellin-Oka has taken the wheel as editor of the Robin Becker Chapbook Series, which opens for your wonderful queer manuscripts tomorrow, April 1, through May 15. Send us your darlings, darlings. Make us swoon. Full guidelines are here.

Rane Arroyo Series selections: Tirado, D’Agostino, Rowe

We are thrilled to announce the selections for this year’s Rane Arroyo Series. Once again, we have selected three manuscripts from a very strong group of finalists. Congratulations to Marisa Tirado, for How to Make an Adobe Brick; James D’Agostino, for Gorilla by Jellyfish Light; and Kelly Rowe, for Child Bed Fever. All three manuscripts will be published this summer.

Special thanks to Mark Ward, who served as a guest reader this year.

We hope you will support these poets by purchasing and reading their work. Review copies will be available; please email for details.

We will begin reading manuscripts for the 2022 Rane Arroyo Series on October 1.

New titles released: Rahal, Siranian [Rane Arroyo Series]

We are so excited to release these two new chapbooks today:

No New Wilderness by Andrew Rahal and She by Theadora Siranian are Number 14 and 15 in our Rane Arroyo Series. Along with Finding Helen by Pamela Sumners, these three titles were selected by Dan Vera and Ron Mohring in 2020. We are so proud of this amazing trio.

New chapbook: Pamela L. Sumners, Finding Helen [Rane Arroyo Series]

image by Paul Bilger

Please join us in celebrating the release of our newest chapbook: Finding Helen by Pamela Sumners is the first of three titles selected by Dan Vera and Ron Mohring in 2020 for the Rane Arroyo Chapbook Series. The other titles will be out in a couple of weeks. Read a sample poem and order Pamela’s chapbook here.

New chapbook: Having Visions Again: Deborah Fries

Please join us in celebrating the upcoming release of our newest chapbook: Having Visions Again by Deborah Fries was selected by Steve Bellin-Oka and Ron Mohring as the 22nd title in our Keystone Chapbook Series. The official publication date is April 21, but you can read a sample poem and order your copy now.

New chapbook: Jerry Judge, The Cold Moon [Editor’s Series]

Please join us in celebrating the release of our newest chapbook: The Cold Moon, by Cincinnati poet Jerry Judge, is a poignant journal of loss and grief, mapped through tender and acutely-observed moments. Read a sample poem and order your copy here.

SAINTS + SINNERS CONFERENCE: SEVEN KITCHENS PRESS: A READING AND CELEBRATION

Friday, March 12

4 – 4:50 PM—Panel Discussion, Free

Since 2007, Seven Kitchens Press has published over 150 poetry and prose chapbooks, with a special focus on LGBTQIA writers. Join Ron Mohring (the press’s founder and the powerhouse who has kept it thriving) along with award-winning Seven Kitchens poets Oliver Baez Bendorf, Iris McCloughan, and Brad Richard (moderator) for readings from their work and a celebration of this extraordinary small press.  

Fest information, tickets, and full schedule available at www.sasfest.org.

After the premiere, this panel and many others will be available for viewing on the S+S YouTube channel at: www.youtube.com/user/TWFestivalWebFeed

SMOLFAIR discount

From Wednesday, March 3 through Sunday, March 7, receive 20% off your purchase of any Seven Kitchens Press chapbooks by using the code SMOLFAIR at checkout. (Don’t worry, we’ll apply your discount whether you remember to do this or not.)

Check out all the SMOLFAIR going-on via Facebook and Twitter! So many presses and giveaways!

New chapbook: Mapping the Valley

Please join us in celebrating the release of our newest chapbook: Mapping the Valley, a father-and-son collaboration between David J. Bauman and Micah James Bauman, is Number 12 in Volume Four of our Editor’s Series. Featuring a cover painting by Michael B. McFarland,  Mapping the Valley provides a unique glimpse into a shifting dynamic of care and caring, depression and recovery, tracked throughout with unflinching honesty. Read a sample poem and order your copy here.