Launched in the fall of 2007, Seven Kitchens Press has published over 135 chapbooks through six series: the Keystone Series (focusing on the work of poets with Pennsylvania roots), the Robin Becker Series (showcasing LGBTQIA poets), the ReBound Series (bringing well-deserving out-of-print chapbooks into new, updated editions), the Editor’s Series (soliciting manuscripts by invitation and “rescuing” worthy contenders which didn’t win a place in our first three series), the Rane Arroyo Series (honoring the memory and work of the beloved writer and professor), and the Summer Kitchen Series (featuring three to five limited-edition chapbooks published over the hot summer months).
Our staff includes founding publisher and editor Ron Mohring, and series co-editors Crystal Boson (Robin Becker Series), Steve Bellin-Oka (Keystone Series), and Dan Vera (Rane Arroyo Series). Our contact email is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our goal has always been to publish the very best poetry and prose we can find in carefully-edited, hand-trimmed & hand-tied chapbooks; to work in close collaboration with authors through the production process; and to present a wide aesthetic range from both established and emerging writers. We hope you’ll browse through our titles and discover writers that you can’t wait to read more of.
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We have always set aside 10% of each print run for reviewers and libraries. This includes desk copies: if you’re an instructor who might like to consider our chapbooks for classroom adoption, just email us (sevenkitchenspress at gmail dot com). Our thanks to Roy Guzmán for a recent heartfelt discussion on this topic.
Special note: Seven Kitchens Press is committed to publishing the best poetry we can find and has always sought work from diverse and underrepresented voices. To date, 55% of our chapbooks are by LGBTQIA writers, but the majority of our titles are by folks who identify as (white and) male.
We would like to change this. Our associate editors are all POC. We are working harder to reach out to underrepresented poets and invite them to submit their writing. We would like at least two-thirds of newly-accepted manuscripts to be from women and people of color, as well as other marginalized voices. We are very interested in bringing more readers on board to help us reach and maintain this goal. Please reach out to email@example.com with the subject line “diversity” if you’d like to join this conversation.