Since launching the Summer Kitchen Series back in 2010, I’ve always hand-picked the featured titles from manuscripts that didn’t quite make it into our other series. This year, just to shake things up, we’re going to open up to direct submissions for this series. And we’re doing it right now.
Now through February 28, you can send your chapbook manuscript to be considered for the 2019 Summer Kitchen Series. At least three titles may be selected, and the chapbooks will appear this summer in our limited-edition series: 49 copies are printed, the poets get 25, and the press offers up the rest to our eager fans.
Summer Kitchen titles, unlike the rest of our catalog, do not receive ISBNs and the print run does not exceed 49 copies: when they’re gone, they’re gone.
Titles in this series feature covers designed from vintage and antique fabrics; here is a mock-up of one cover we expect to produce this year:
How do I send my manuscript? you ask. It’s easy. Just email your doc file to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line Summer Kitchen Series. You can check out full guidelines here. And remember: this window closes at midnight on February 28–so send us your work now!
Our sixth chapbook release of 2019, A Season for Speaking by Allison Blevins, is #20 in our Robin Becker Series and features gorgeous cover art by Marsha Boston. Read more and order your copy here.
Our fifth chapbook release of 2019, Alec Hershman’s Permanent and Wonderful Storage is #19 in our Robin Becker Series and features gorgeous cover art by Rick Beerhorst. Read more and order your copy here.
We will accept manuscripts for the Spring ReBound Series from February 1 through March 15. If you know of an out-of-print chapbook that deserves a fresh, new edition, please check out our guidelines.
Our fourth chapbook release of 2019, Bruce Bond’s Arrow is #10 in Volume Three of our Editor’s Series. A single long poem, a gorgeous elegy. Read more and order your copy here.
Mark your calendars now: we’ll open spring submissions for our ReBound Series from Feb 1 through Mar 15. No fee. We’re looking for strong, original, out-of-print chapbooks to publish in new, hand-sewn editions. All styles welcome. We are especially interested in reading poets from marginalized communities. Full details here.
Our third chapbook release of 2019, In the Outlaw’s House by Christina Pacosz, is #9 in Volume Three of our Editor’s Series. We’re proud to say it’s also the third of Christina’s chapbooks we’ve published. Read more and order your copy here!