Since launching the Summer Kitchen Series back in 2010, I’ve always hand-picked the featured titles from manuscripts that didn’t quite make it into our other series. This year, just to shake things up, we’re going to open up to direct submissions for this series. And we’re doing it right now.
Now through February 28, you can send your chapbook manuscript to be considered for the 2019 Summer Kitchen Series. At least three titles may be selected, and the chapbooks will appear this summer in our limited-edition series: 49 copies are printed, the poets get 25, and the press offers up the rest to our eager fans.
Summer Kitchen titles, unlike the rest of our catalog, do not receive ISBNs and the print run does not exceed 49 copies: when they’re gone, they’re gone.
Titles in this series feature covers designed from vintage and antique fabrics; here is a mock-up of one cover we expect to produce this year:
How do I send my manuscript? you ask. It’s easy. Just email your doc file to email@example.com with the subject line Summer Kitchen Series. You can check out full guidelines here. And remember: this window closes at midnight on February 28–so send us your work now!
Mark your calendars now: we’ll open spring submissions for our ReBound Series from Feb 1 through Mar 15. No fee. We’re looking for strong, original, out-of-print chapbooks to publish in new, hand-sewn editions. All styles welcome. We are especially interested in reading poets from marginalized communities. Full details here.
We are (very) open: if you’re a poet with Pennsylvania connections, please send your manuscript to the Keystone Chapbook Series, our longest-running imprint. Co-editors Steve Bellin-Oka and Ron Mohring are looking forward to reading your work. We’ll consider chapbook manuscripts through July 15. Full guidelines are here.
We are currently accepting submissions for the ReBound Series, which brings a wider readership to out-of-print chapbooks by printing them in snazzy, new, editions. Anyone may nominate an out-of-print chapbook, and you also have the opportunity to write an introductory preface to the new edition. Full guidelines are here. You can also browse (and order!) any of the titles in this important series.
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.
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 Problems, was 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.