Author Archives: Seven Kitchens Press

Seeking readers

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 writers who identify as (white and) male.

We would like to change this.

Our associate editors are all POC. We are working harder than ever 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 sevenkitchenspress@gmail.com with the subject line “diversity” if you’d like to join this conversation, volunteer as a series reader, or offer your support.

New release: Daniel Barnum, Names for Animals (Robin Becker Series)

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Our third title of 2020 is Daniel Barnum’s Names for Animals, Number 22 in our Robin Becker Chapbook Series. Daniel will be reading and signing copies on March 18 in Columbus, Ohio, but you can order your copy now!

The Summer Kitchen Series 2-week window is (very) open!

Let’s throw open the reading window for this year’s Summer Kitchen Series! You have two weeks–from now through February 14–to send in your chapbook manuscripts. We will select two manuscripts for inclusion in this year’s series, published this summer (hence the name). 

What? That’s it! Guidelines are linked above. Dazzle us!

New release: Jonathan Bracker, Attending Junior High (Editor’s Series)

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Our second title of 2020 is Jonathan Bracker’s Attending Junior High, Number 6 in Volume Four of our Editor’s Series. Bracker’s second collection from Seven Kitchens Press, these poems examine adolescence, peer pressure, and queer identity in 1940s America. Available now

Summer teaser

What do Jeff Oaks, Daniel Nathan Terry, Guillermo Castro, Ed Madden, Robin Reagler, Jonathan Bracker, Mary Meriam, Christina Pacosz, Liz Ahl, John Keene, Alec Hershman, and Susan Austin have in common? –They all published limited-edition chapbooks in our Summer Kitchen Series, yeah. But they ALSO went on to publish with us again!

Get your foot in the screen(ing) door: we’ll be selecting two manuscripts this February for inclusion in this year’s Summer Kitchen Series. You’ve got a month to get ready!

New release: Reilly D. Cox, The Death of Sargon the Gardener (Editor’s Series)

Cox_Death of Sargon the Gardener_CVRSeven Kitchens Press closes out 2019 with the publication of 24 new chapbooks, and we’re thrilled to announce our first title of 2020: The Death of Sargon the Gardener by Reilly D. Cox, Number 5 in Volume Four of our Editor’s Series. Officially available on January 4, but you can preview (and order) it here.