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June is Giving Month

We had such success in June 2018 with raising ISBN funds (thank you). Three years later, it’s time to do it again. Our goal is $575 to purchase a new block of one hundred ISBNs, which will take us to our 275th title! (If you can’t imagine 275 chapbooks, believe me when I say that fifteen years ago, I couldn’t imagine ever publishing 160 titles.)

Just $1 from everyone who reads this page would easily surpass our goal!

It’s easy to donate by Paypal–just follow this link and choose your level from the drop-down menu. If you’d rather not use Paypal, just email us at SevenKitchensPress AT gmail DOT com.


$5 donation: Thank you so much!


$10 donation includes your choice of any chapbook from our ReBound Series.


$15 donation includes your choice of any of our 2021 chapbook titles.


$25 includes your choice of any two titles from our Editor’s Series. 


$50 includes all the above plus a signed, handwritten poem by Ron Mohring.


If you wish to make an anonymous gift, we’re fine with that; just let us know. 


Thanks so much for your support!

Keystone Chapbook Series is open

Our longest-running series, devoted to poets with a Pennsylvania connection, is now open. The Keystone Chapbook Series continues to honor our roots as a Pennsylvania-born literary press and to showcase a diverse range of Pennsylvania poets. As always, we are eager to read traditionally marginalized voices. We are proud to publish work by both new and established writers.

Manuscripts are considered annually from June 1 – July 15. This year’s readers will be announced soon. Full guidelines may be found 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. Their manuscripts will be published later 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.

UPDATE: Due to circumstances beyond our control, we will no longer be publishing Marisa Tirado’s manuscript.

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

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

Cover image by Paul Bilger

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.

Cover image by Angie Reed Garner

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.

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.

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