Catches & Stays is a limited-edition chapbook of 13 poems, signed and numbered by Ron Mohring. Each poem begins with a line borrowed from another Seven Kitchens chapbook. Published in November 2022 in a set of 49 copies, this ephemeral collection is part of a larger ongoing work-in-progress. All proceeds will help cap our 2023 ISBN fund.
We had such success in June 2018 with raising ISBN funds (thank you). Three years later, it’s time to do it again. Our goal is $575 to purchase a new block of one hundred ISBNs, which will take us to our 275th title! (If you can’t imagine 275 chapbooks, believe me when I say that fifteen years ago, I couldn’t imagine ever publishing 160 titles.)
June 27 update: We are halfway to our goal! We so appreciate your generous support. Thank you.
It’s easy to donate by Paypal–just follow this link and choose your level from the drop-down menu. If you’d rather not use Paypal, just email us at SevenKitchensPress AT gmail DOT com.
$5 donation: Thank you so much!
$10 donation includes your choice of any chapbook from our ReBound Series.
$15 donation includes your choice of any of our 2021 chapbook titles.
$25 includes your choice of any two titles from our Editor’s Series.
$50 includes all the above plus a signed, handwritten poem by Ron Mohring.
If you wish to make an anonymous gift, we’re fine with that; just let us know.
For the month of May, Seven Kitchens Press will donate 10% of all sales to Roebling Point Books and Coffee, located just over the Roebling Bridge from Cincinnati in Covington, Kentucky. RoPoBoCo is a unique and treasured local bookshop and we want to do our part to help see them through the COVID-19 crisis.
This week, when we saw the call for funds to support Small Press Distribution (SPD), it was easy to jump into action mode: we immediately pledged 100% of our sales–through this Saturday, 4/25–to this GoFundMe fundraiser:
During the July 5-7 weekend, Seven Kitchens Press will donate 100% of our chapbook sales to Raices in solidarity with #Bookstores Against Borders, with a guaranteed minimum donation of $50. Please consider donating to this urgent cause, whether through your purchase with 7KP or through a direct donation of any amount to Raices.
Update: Raices is very close to their fundraising goal of $300K. Any amount you can give will help!
The Seven Kitchens Giving MonthJune fundraising drive officially launches today. Thanks to some generous and early support, we are three-quarters to our ISBN Fund Goal! Please visit the link above and chip in what you can; there are some sweet chapbook rewards plus our bottomless well of gratitude.
UPDATE: Thanks to your generous donations, we reached our goal and have purchased a block of ISBNs! We’re so grateful, and this is going to mean so much to our poets!
We’re pretty stoked that the Seven Kitchens Giving MonthJune fundraising drive has generated such a great response–we’re three-quarters to our ISBN Fund Goal and it’s not even June yet! Thanks so much for your support.
Finally, look for an announcement soon about our very new, and very queer, anthology series, co-edited by Terry Kirts. This project has been years in the planning, and we’re so excited to launch it this summer!
After lengthy discussion with several poets and small-press publishers, we’ve decided to return to using ISBNs for all our open-run chapbooks. This means that all Seven Kitchens chapbooks, unless published in a limited print run (no reprint option) will receive ISBN numbers. The Summer Kitchen Series, for example, is limited to a 49-copy print run and will not have ISBNs, but almost every other title we’ve published since 2007 will be assigned an ISBN. (It’s worth noting that 40 titles were already assigned ISBNs upon publication.)
Chapbooks with ISBNs are more easily sold and distributed to bookstores; moreover, they help authors meet eligibility criteria when applying for certain grants and awards. We’re in favor of helping our authors as much as we can.
From our very start in 2007, Seven Kitchens has operated on a tiny budget; as soon as we were able to jettison the reading-fee model, we did so gladly, but extras like ISBNs became prohibitively costly as we eked along for a few more years. Our operating budget is funded entirely by chapbook sales and by the generous donations, large and small, from our supporters. We are nearly halfway toward our goal of $575 to purchase a block of one hundred ISBNs–enough for every eligible chapbook in print plus a surplus to carry us through the next two years–and hope to reach this goal by the end of June. To that end, we are designating June as Seven Kitchens Giving Month:
$1 from everyone who reads this post would surpass our goal!
Give $25 and receive any two titles from our Editor’s Series (your choice) as well as a thank you on our Giving Month page.
If you wish to make an anonymous gift, we’re fine with that, too.
We hope that you’ll consider making a donation to support the press and our goal. Truly, no amount is too small. We’re so thankful to the folks who have donated this spring to support the press and the Robin Becker Series, and to everyone who purchases our chapbooks. Thank you for helping to keep small press literature alive and well!