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Call for poetry manuscripts: The Summer Kitchen Series

We welcome poetry manuscripts during the month of January for our annual Summer Kitchen Series. This series publishes three to five chapbooks in a limited-edition print run of 49 copies, half of which go to the author. Two manuscripts will be selected from the January entries. Find full guidelines here.

New chapbook release: Cynthia Rausch Allar, Deviant [Editor’s Series]

Our second title of the new year is Cynthia Rausch Allar’s Deviant, Number 8 in Volume 5 of our Editor’s Series. This manuscript was a strong contender in our Robin Becker Series a while back, and we are so happy to bring it into print at last. Please join us in welcoming Cynthia to the Seven Kitchens family.

New chapbook release: Ellen McGrath Smith, Lie Low, Goaded Lamb [Keystone Series]

Our first chapbook of 2023 is Lie Low, Goaded Lamb, a delightfully inventive collection by Ellen McGrath Smith, selected as Number 23 in our Keystone Chapbook Series. Each poem borrows its title from a Shakespeare sonnet, and the first letters of the words in each title map the sequence of words in each line of the poems. Contemporary, sure-footed, and full of surprising leaps and juxtapositions, these poems deliver over and over. Featuring amazing cover art by Angie Reed Garner, this is Ellen’s second chapbook with Seven Kitchens Press, and we are delighted to present it to you.

Keystone Series selections: Gouirand, Skinner

We’re so happy to announce the selection of two manuscripts for publication in our Keystone Chapbook Series: Rough Sequence by Rae Gouirand and Blue Book by Jeffrey Skinner. Both chapbooks will be published in summer of 2023.

Please join us in congratulating these poets and their work!

Rane Arroyo Series selections: Beaven, Gearen, Moder

We are thrilled to announce the selection of three manuscripts for publication in our Rane Arroyo Series. From over sixty entries, we have chosen In Arcadia by Craig Beaven, Sorry, Wept the Littered Riverbed by Cameron Gearen, and American Parade Routes by Tim Moder. All three chapbooks will be published in summer of 2023.

Please join us in congratulating these poets and their work!

New chapbook release: Lee Peterson, The Needles Road [Editor’s Series]

We’re delighted to announce our sixteenth title this year: The Needles Road by Lee Peterson is Number 7 in Volume 5 of our Editor’s Series and features gorgeous original artwork by Kiki Smith. Please join us in welcoming Lee to the Seven Kitchens Press table!

Winter fundraiser: Catches & Stays by Ron Mohring

Catches & Stays is a limited-edition chapbook of 13 poems, signed and numbered by Ron Mohring. Each poem begins with a line borrowed from another Seven Kitchens chapbook. Published in November 2022 in a set of 49 copies, this ephemeral collection is part of a larger ongoing work-in-progress. All proceeds will help cap our 2023 ISBN fund.

Order your copy here. Thanks for your support!

New chapbook release: Kelly Rowe, Child Bed Fever [Rane Arroyo Series]

We’re proud to release our fifteenth title this year: Child Bed Fever by Kelly Rowe is Number 16 in our Rane Arroyo Series. Please join us in welcoming Kelly to the Seven Kitchens Press table!