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Becker mss update

The first dozen manuscripts have come in for the Robin Becker Chapbook Series, and it’s turning out to be a fun and varied read so far. Remember, there’s no reading fee and we’ll be considering manuscripts until May 15, so polish up your work and send it in! Details are here.

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New release: Sam Pittman, Mostly Water

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We’ve closed out March with the second of two new chapbooks: Sam Pittman’s Mostly Waterwhich had its launch reading in Pittsburgh on March 31. Selected by Dan Vera and Ron Mohring as Number 6 in the Rane Arroyo Chapbook Series and featuring a gorgeous cover designed by Sam himself, Mostly Water is available now! 

Rane Arroyo Series: new titles selected

It’s a thrill to announce that we have selected two manuscripts for this year’s Rane Arroyo Chapbook Series: “Alterations,” by Dana De Greff of Miami, Florida, and “Mix Tape for a War,” by Guillermo Filice Castro of New York, NY. Both chapbooks will be published this summer as #8 and #9 in the series.

Special thanks to Dan Vera, co-editor of the Rane Arroyo Series, and continued thanks to Glenn Sheldon, who blessed this project from our first conversation.

Please join us in congratulating Dana and Guillermo!

New release: Boyer Rickel, Musick’s Hand-Maid

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The first of two new chapbooks we’re bringing out this month is Boyer Rickel’s Musick’s Hand-Maida crown of elegiac sonnets, as Number 6 in Volume 3 of our Editor’s Series. Boyer’s also just released a new title, Tempo Rubato, in the Green Linden Chapbook Series (read more here); his earlier chapbook, reliquary, is still available from Seven Kitchens here

Please join us in celebrating Boyer’s new work!

New release: Robin Reagler, Dear Red Airplane

Reagler_DEAR RED AIRPLANE_web coverRounding out the month of February and back by popular demand, we’re proud to release the new edition of Robin Reagler’s Dear Red Airplane, which originally appeared in 2011 as part of our Summer Kitchen Series. That edition sold out practically overnight, and it’s our joy to make this fresh, new edition available, featuring an introduction by Laura Mullen.

Get yours here!

New release: JeFF Stumpo, Against Itself Cannot Stand

AICS_cover frontJeFF Stumpo is a brilliant poet, and we’re thrilled to release his newest chapbook, Against Itself Cannot Stand, as number 5 in the third volume of our Editor’s Series. Follow this link to read a sample poem and order your copy!

Keystone Chapbooks selected: Burnham, Varner

Please join us in congratulating Deborah Burnham and William Varner, whose manuscripts have been selected for the Keystone Chapbook Series! 

Deborah’s previous chapbook, Still, was published as Number 2 in this series and we are delighted to publish more of her work. Her new chapbook, Among the Other Dead, will be Number 15 in the Keystone Series.

William Varner’s first chapbook, Leaving Erebus, will be Number 16 in the series. William grew up in York, PA, and now lives in Maine. 

Both chapbooks will publish in summer of 2018.

Many thanks to this year’s judge, Marjorie Maddox, author of  What She Was Saying (Fomite Press) and of the chapbook, Wives’ Tales (Seven Kitchens Press). And special thanks to Steve Bellin-Oka, who came aboard this year to serve as co-editor of this series.