Category Archives: CFS

ReBound Series will open August 1

We’re looking forward to reading your nominations for the ReBound Series, which showcases out-of-print chapbooks in snazzy, new editions in order to bring them to a wider readership. This series depends on you, Dear Readers, so please take a moment to browse your bookshelves and let us know which out-of-print chapbooks you think deserve new life! The fall reading period is August 1 through September 15, and you can find full guidelines here.

 

Keystone Chapbook selection: Erin Murphy

Huge thanks to Ellen McGrath Smith for selecting Erin Murphy’s manuscript as the next title in our Keystone Chapbook Series. Erin’s chapbook, “Remorse Code,” is a series of demi-sonnets (a form she invented); her previous book of demi-sonnets, Word Problemswas released in 2010. “Remorse Code” will be published this fall.

Manuscripts are currently being considered for the 2017 Keystone Chapbook Series; full guidelines are available here.

 

Robin Becker Chapbook Series is open

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Calling all LGBTQ poets: the Robin Becker Chapbook Series is open. Please send your best work now through May 15! This year’s judge is Nickole Brown. Complete guidelines may be found here

UPDATE: We’re thrilled to announce that Crystal Boson will be co-editor of this series.

Rane Arroyo Chapbook Series is open for submissions

After a couple of delays–sorry!–the guidelines are up for the Rane Arroyo Chapbook Series. This series is open to all poets, so polish up that manuscript and send it in before the November 30 deadline. There’s no reading fee this year! Your humble readers are Eduardo C. Corral and Ron Mohring, and we’re so excited to continue this series.

Robin Becker Chapbook Prize open through June 15

Submissions are currently open for this year’s Robin Becker Chapbook Prize. Read the full guidelines here. No reading fee. Two manuscripts selected. This year’s judge is Ching-In Chen. If sending by mail, please note our new address in Loveland, Ohio.

Send your best work now!

Rane Arroyo reading period extended through 10/31

Due to a significant number of queries regarding the changed deadline (changed from last year), we’re happy to extend the reading period for the annual Rane Arroyo Chapbook Prize: we will continue accepting submissions through October 31. Please note that work will be considered this year only from writers without previous book or chapbook publication. We use a blind-submission process; editors Ron Mohring and Eduardo C. Corral will read every manuscript received and are looking forward to seeing your work! Full guidelines here.

Becker submissions close 7/31

The last day to submit your chapbook manuscript in consideration for the Robin Becker Series is tomorrow, July 31. We’ve so far received a promising array of over 25 manuscripts from writers without previous book or chapbook publication, and we’re looking forward to reading your work! Full guidelines here.