Hi, folks. Just a quick update today to let you know that the manuscripts have been narrowed down to twelve finalists for the Robin Becker Prize; we expect to name the co-winners sometime in October. (Yes, we’re running late this year, but things have been hopping around here.) All the finalists have been contacted as of Sept 20 and we’re just about to update the online manuscript log to reflect that status. Thanks again to everyone who supported this series for another year. Once the co-winners are selected, we’ll be e-mailing you to find out which title you’d like to receive.
Our thanks to everyone who ordered copies of Catherine Staples’ Never a Note Forfeit: the response was so overwhelming that we are still catching up with orders. Catherine’s chapbook went into a second printing on the day it was released, and a third printing the same month (July)! If you’ve not yet received your copy, please know that we’re working on it. And thanks so much for your patience and support.
We’re currently reading through the Keystone Chapbook entries and will post an update in the next couple of weeks.
Finally, we’re pretty much over the moon about two chapbooks we’ve just contracted to publish next fall in the Editor’s Series, both by poets in the Seven Kitchens family: The Vanishing of Camille Claudel by Erin M. Bertram, and Mistakes with Strangers by Jeff Oaks. Please join us in congratulating Erin and Jeff!
Over. The. Moon.
We’ve been looking forward to this title since last summer, and now we can finally say that it’s time to pre-order your copy of Daniel Nathan Terry’s brilliant, harrowing Days of Dark Miracles, with gorgeous original cover art by Benjamin Billingsley. Number 13 in our Editor’s Series. 29 pages. You know you want one.
We’re very happy to announce that we’ll be publishing Breakfast in the Suburbs by David J. Daniels in next year’s Editor’s Series. David’s manuscript was a finalist for the 2011 Editor’s Prize, and we’re thrilled to bring it to you in March of 2012. Stay tuned for more information (including how to pre-order), and please join us in congratulating David and welcoming him to the Seven Kitchens clan!
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.
We’re so happy to announce the publication of our first full-length collection, Pedro Ponce’s HOMELAND: A Panorama in 50 States, selected as Number Twelve in our Editor’s Series. The cover art is by Roxanne Carter, and the cover design is by the amazing Kari Larsen. This gorgeous 59-page (chap)book is assembled using Japanese stab binding; we know you’ll love it as much as we do.
Click here to watch a video of JeFF Stumpo reading and performing at Art Amok in Atlanta on May 13. Included are some poems from The Icarus Sketches.
Congrats to Terry Kirts, whose poem “Dance of the Cakes” (from To the Refrigerator Gods) has been published in Literal Latte!