Author Archives: Seven Kitchens Press

New release: Jennifer Moore, Smaller Ghosts [Editor’s Series]

Please join us in welcoming Jennifer Moore to the Seven Kitchens family: her chapbook, Smaller Ghosts, is set for release on April 25, but you can order it now! A beautiful, haunting series of sixteen centos with source texts ranging from Shakespeare and Donne to Dara Wier, Claribel Alegría, and Afaa Michael Weaver. Cover art by our favorite digital artist, Paul Bilger.

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Reminder: The Robin Becker Chapbook Series is now open

Just a reminder that we are now reading manuscripts for the Robin Becker Chapbook Series through May 15. This year, series editors Crystal Boson and Ron Mohring are joined by co-reader Steffan Triplett. We want to read your queer work! Full guidelines at https://sevenkitchenspress.com/series-guidelines/guidelines-the-robin-becker-chapbook-prize/

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Pair-up #3: Priscilla Atkins & Eric Schwerer

Pair-ups: a special pairing of two titles from our backlist, these are limited in number and only available at this price while supplies are in stock. Catch up on some great chapbooks you may have missed. Free shipping on all Pair-up orders.

  • Pair-up #3 features Drinking the Pink by Priscilla Atkins & Cruel Folkore by Eric Schwerer. Priscilla is the author of The Cafe of Our Departure (Sibling Rivalry Press); Drinking the Pink was part of our limited-edition Summer Kitchen Series in 2017. Eric is the author of The Saint of Withdrawal (2006) and Whittling Lessons (2005); his chapbook was selected by Deirdre O’Connor for our Keystone Chapbook Series in 2016. Get both chapbooks now for only $10 with free shipping!

Pair-up #2: Judith Barrington & Casey Charles

Pair-ups: a special pairing of two titles from our backlist, these are limited in number and only available at this price while supplies are in stock. Catch up on some great chapbooks you may have missed. Free shipping on all Pair-up orders.

  • Pair-up #2 features Lost Lands by Judith Barrington & Blood Work by Casey Charles. Judith’s books include Lifesaving: A Memoir (Eighth Mountain, 2000), Horses and the Human Soul (Story Line, 2004), and The Conversation (Salmon Poetry, 2015). Her chapbook was selected by Robin Becker as the inaugural title in our Robin Becker Series; published in 2008, it went almost immediately into a second printing. Casey’s chapbook was part of our limited-edition Summer Kitchen Series in 2012; in 2018, Lethe Press published his novel The Monkey  Cages and FootHills Publishing released his poetry collection Zicatela. Get both chapbooks here for only $10 with free shipping!

Announcing Pair-ups: a backlist sale

We’re excited to present Pair-ups: A special pairing of two titles from our backlist, these are limited in number and only available at this price while supplies are in stock. Catch up on some great chapbooks you may have missed. Free shipping on all Pair-up orders.

Queer Open Window: We are now reading for the Robin Becker Chapbook Series

It’s April. You’ve got poems, and we want to read them! Now considering manuscripts for the annual Robin Becker Chapbook Series, seeking to publish the very best poetry by LGBTQ+ writers. We are working harder than ever to reach out to underrepresented poets and invite them to submit their writing. Full guidelines here: https://sevenkitchenspress.com/series-guidelines/guidelines-the-robin-becker-chapbook-prize/

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!