Category Archives: Allison Joseph Series

Reading window has shifted: Allison Joseph Series

Because we received no manuscripts through May 30 of this year, we have shifted the reading period to November. We hope that this will provide sufficient time to better spread the word and generate interest in this series. The first two selected chapbooks are scheduled for publication this September. We are very open to dialogue about this series and are actively looking for ways to better promote it. If you are interested in being a series reader or have any comments or suggestions, please write to us at sevenkitchenspress at gmail dot com.

Allison Joseph Series selections: Martinez-Cruz, Charles

We’re thrilled to announce the selection of two manuscripts for publication in our Allison Joseph Chapbook Series: Allison Joseph has selected Other Bombs by Paloma Martinez-Cruz of Columbus, Ohio and Wordsongs for Grandmas by Asani Charles of Dallas, Texas. Both chapbooks will be published in summer of 2023.

Please join us in congratulating these poets and their work!

Call for manuscripts: The Allison Joseph Series

We welcome poetry manuscripts during the month of May November for our annual Allison Joseph Series for BIPOC women writers. Two manuscripts will be selected for publication. A $10 donation entitles you to a title in this series. 

Our congratulations to the poets selected by Allison Joseph for publication this summer:

  • Paloma Martinez-Cruz, for Other Bombs
  • Asani Charles, for Wordsongs for Grandmas

Find full guidelines here.

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The Allison Joseph Chapbook Series seeks original, unpublished poetry manuscripts in English by BIPOC women writers.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. NOTE: for the launch of this series, we will accept manuscripts until June 30. This year, Allison Joseph will serve as the final judge. Full guidelines are available here.