We’re very proud to announce that the co-winners of the 2012 Editor’s Prize are RJ Gibson, for his manuscript You Could Learn a Lot, and Lois Williams, for her manuscript Night Air. Both chapbooks will be published this winter. Please stay tuned for more details about both titles, and please join us in congratulating both poets!
RJ Gibson holds an MFA in Poetry from Warren Wilson College’s Program for Writers. His chapbook, Scavenge, was a co-winner of the 2009 Robin Becker Chapbook Prize. His poems, essays, and interviews have appeared in Court Green, Columbia Poetry Review, Connotation Press: An Online Artifact, Lambda Literary Foundation.org, OCHO, and various other journals and anthologies. In 2008, he was a Poetry Fellow at Lambda Literary Foundation’s New and Emerging Writer’s Retreat. Currently, he is a Lecturer at West Virginia Wesleyan College.
Lois Williams was raised in Britain along the North Norfolk coast and now lives in Pittsburgh. She teaches at the University of Pittsburgh and writes about family, landscape, and various kinds of migration. She is at work on a nonfiction book about the invention of home. Her recent poems and essays can be found in Cave Wall, Fourth River, Granta, and New England Review.
We’re so pleased today to announce the publication of Roxanne Halpine Ward’s This Electric Glow, co-winner of the 2011 Editor’s Prize. Read more about it and order your copy here!
We’re launching Volume Two of our Editor’s Series with the publication of Jeffrey Ethan Lee’s towards euphoria, co-winner of the 2011 Editor’s Prize. Read more about it and order your copy here!
Please join us in congratulating the co-winners of our inaugural Editor’s Prize: Roxanne Halpine Ward (for This Electric Glow) and Jeffrey Ethan Lee (for Towards Euphoria). Both manuscripts will be published by Seven Kitchens Press; our preliminary schedule has the release dates set for January and February of 2012. These new titles will launch Volume Two of our Editor’s Series.
Our sincere thanks to everyone who submitted work and shared the word. We couldn’t do this without you.
Happy New Year to all our readers and writers. We’re excited to open our call for submissions to the Editor’s Prize Series–full details can be found here. Manuscripts will be accepted from January 1 until February 15. Please share the word!
While you’re browsing the guidelines, please take a look at our “In Production” tab to check out all the titles we’re launching in 2011, starting with Pedro Ponce’s Homeland: A Panorama in 50 States, due out in early January.
UPDATE: Pedro’s book has been delayed; we’re aiming to release it–at long last–in March. Please check his author page for more news & updates.
Guidelines are now up for the new, revamped Editor’s Prize (click on the “guidelines” tab at our main page). The reading period is January 1 – February 15, so get those chapbooks cookin’, folks.