Category Archives: A.V. Christie Series

New chapbooks released: Bancroft, Thomas: A.V. Christie Series

We’re proud to release both titles in our A.V. Christie Series today: The Square Where Ariadne Sleeps by Catherine Bancroft and Trail of Roots by Gail Thomas were both selected by guest judge Nathalie Anderson. Please join us in celebrating their publication.

A.V. Christie Series selections

We are grateful to this year’s guest judge, Nathalie Anderson, for selecting the first two manuscripts to appear in our new A. V. Christie Series. Nathalie selected The Square Where Ariadne Sleeps by Catherine Bancroft and Trail of Roots by Gail Thomas. Catherine’s and Gail’s chapbooks were selected from sixty manuscripts–a very strong response for our series launch–and will be published this fall.

Thanks also to our reader, Diana Becket. Your care and attention is greatly appeciated.

Please join us in congratulating these poets and their work!

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The A.V. Christie Chapbook Series seeks original, unpublished poetry manuscripts by women writers over the age of 50.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.