Category Archives: call for manuscripts

Keystone Chapbook Series is now open

We are now reading manuscripts for our annual Keystone Chapbook Series through the month of June. Our new series editors, Jeff Walt and Karen J. Weyant, are eager to read your work.

The Keystone Chapbook Series was launched in 2007 with Underground Singing by Harry Humes. We welcome poetry manuscripts from writers with a Pennsylvania connection. Full guidelines are available 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The Allison Joseph Chapbook Series seeks original, unpublished poetry manuscripts in English by BIPOC women writers.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.

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!

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The A.V. Christie Chapbook Series seeks original, unpublished poetry manuscripts by women writers over the age of 50.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

Summer Kitchen Series is open

We’re kicking off the new year and throwing open the window for entries to our limited-edition Summer Kitchen Series: now through January 31, send us your poetry manuscripts. Previous poets selected for this series include Crystal Boson, Mary Meriam, Ed Madden, Guillermo Castro, and Steve Bellin-Oka–see the full list and complete guidelines here.

Keystone Chapbook Series is open

Our longest-running series, devoted to poets with a Pennsylvania connection, is now open. The Keystone Chapbook Series continues to honor our roots as a Pennsylvania-born literary press and to showcase a diverse range of Pennsylvania poets. As always, we are eager to read traditionally marginalized voices. We are proud to publish work by both new and established writers.

Manuscripts are considered annually from June 1 – July 15. This year’s readers will be announced soon. Full guidelines may be found here.

Robin Becker Series: We are very open

We are very excited to announce that Steve Bellin-Oka has taken the wheel as editor of the Robin Becker Chapbook Series, which opens for your wonderful queer manuscripts tomorrow, April 1, through May 15. Send us your darlings, darlings. Make us swoon. Full guidelines are here.

Summer Kitchen Series–we’re opening the window on February 1

Once again, we will open the submission window for our Summer Kitchen Series from February 1 through February 14. From these manuscripts, we will select up to two titles for this year’s series, to be pubished (when else?) this coming summer. Full guidelines can be found here. We look forward to reading your work!

Last call for Keystone Chapbook manuscripts

It’s our last call roundup for the Keystone Chapbook Series by poets with a Pennsylvania connection. Our first and oldest series was launched in 2007 with the publication of Underground Singing by Harry Humes. Series editors Steve Bellin-Oka and Ron Mohring are especially looking for work by marginalized voices. The annual reading period runs June 1 through July 15. Full guidelines are here.

Keystone Chapbook Series is now open

We are now reading manuscripts for the Keystone Chapbook Series. Seven Kitchens Press began in 2007 with our first chapbooks in the Keystone Series, Underground Singing by Harry Humes and Still by Deborah Burnham. There are now 21 titles in the series, celebrating poets with a Pennsylvania connection. Will yours be next?

Full guidelines are here.