Author Archives: Seven Kitchens Press

Announcing the Allison Joseph Chapbook Series

We are thrilled to announce the second of two new chapbook series launching this year, both for women writers.

The Allison Joseph Chapbook Series seeks original, unpublished poetry manuscripts in English by BIPOC women writers. All styles welcome. This series honors Allison Joseph, whose dedication as a writer, teacher, editor, and mentor has established her as an exemplary model of literary citizenship. We are especially proud to offer this series as part of our long-term commitment to publish women and other traditionally underrepresented voices, with the goal of making them a significant majority of our catalog.

Manuscripts will be considered annually during the month of May. This year, Allison Joseph will serve as the final judge. Full guidelines are available here.

Erica Charis-Molling, How We Burn (Robin Becker Series)

Please join us in celebrating the release of Erica Charis-Molling’s chapbook, How We Burn, selected by series editor Steve Bellin-Oka as #26 in the Robin Becker Series. Order your copy here!

Robin Becker Series is open

It’s spring. It’s winter. Flip a coin; here in Cincinnati we toggle back and forth almost daily. But one thing is certain: it’s April, and we are eagerly looking forward to reading your manuscripts for the Robin Becker Chapbook Series! Submission window closes on April 30, so please check out our complete guidelines and send us your very best work!

Allison Blevins & Joshua Davis, Chorus for the Kill (Editor’s Series)

Please join us in celebrating the release of our newest chapbook: Chorus for the Kill, a collaboration between Allison Blevins and Joshua Davis, is Number 5 in Volume 5 of our Editor’s Series, and you can order your copy here.

Nora Hikari, GIRL 2.0 (Robin Becker Series)

Please join us in celebrating the release of our newest chapbook: selected by series editor Steve Bellin-Oka, Nora Hikari’s GIRL 2.0 is Number 25 in the Robin Becker Chapbook Series, and our 168th chapbook. Read a sample poem and order your copy here.

cover art: Paul Bilger

Brad Richard, In Place (Robin Becker Series)

Please join us in celebrating the release of our newest chapbook: Brad Richard’s In Place is Number 24 in the Robin Becker Chapbook Series, and our 167th chapbook. Read a sample poem and order your copy here.

Call: come join our team

We are so grateful to the folks who have come aboard as readers, guest judges, and series editors. Seven Kitchens is pressing forward with our vision to represent a diverse spectrum of voices, and we’d love some help. If you’d like to join our team, whether for a single project or a more long-term commitment, let’s talk. Email us at sevenkitchenspress@gmail.com with the subject line pressing forward and we’ll get right back to you.

Current pressing needs include:

  • cover designers (for one or more projects)
  • readers (with the potential for advancement as series editors)
  • interviewers
  • reviewers
  • website helpers
  • local Cincinnati hands for production assistance

Kelly McQuain, Antlers [Editor’s Series]

Please join us in celebrating the release of our newest chapbook: Kelly McQuain’s Antlers is the fourth title in Volume Five of our Editor’s Series, and our 166th chapbook. Read a sample poem and order your copy here.

Announcing the A.V. Christie Chapbook Series

We are thrilled to announce the first of two new chapbook series launching this year, both for women writers.

The A.V. Christie Chapbook Series seeks original, unpublished poetry manuscripts by women writers over the age of 50. This series honors the vision of poet & teacher A.V. Christie and is being launched in 2022 thanks to the generous donations of A.V.’s friends and colleagues. We are especially proud to offer this series in her memory as part of our long-term commitment to publish women and other traditionally underrepresented voices, with the goal of making them a significant majority of our catalog.

Manuscripts will be considered annually during the month of February. This year, Nathalie Anderson will serve as the final judge. Full guidelines are available here.