Category Archives: Keystone Chapbook Series

Keystone Chapbook Series is open

Our longest-running series, devoted to poets with a Pennsylvania connection, is now open. The Keystone Chapbook Series continues to honor our roots as a Pennsylvania-born literary press and to showcase a diverse range of Pennsylvania poets. As always, we are eager to read traditionally marginalized voices. We are proud to publish work by both new and established writers.

Manuscripts are considered annually from June 1 – July 15. This year’s readers will be announced soon. Full guidelines may be found here.

New chapbook: Having Visions Again: Deborah Fries

Please join us in celebrating the upcoming release of our newest chapbook: Having Visions Again by Deborah Fries was selected by Steve Bellin-Oka and Ron Mohring as the 22nd title in our Keystone Chapbook Series. The official publication date is April 21, but you can read a sample poem and order your copy now.

New release: Don Hogle, Madagascar [Keystone Series]

Hogle_Madagascar_webWe’re so happy to announce the release of the newest title in our Keystone Chapbook Series: Madagascar by Don Hogle, selected by series editors Steve Bellin-Oka & Ron Mohring. The official publication date for this chapbook is August 21, but you can order now! Cover image by Ron Mohring.

Last call for Keystone Chapbook manuscripts

It’s our last call roundup for the Keystone Chapbook Series by poets with a Pennsylvania connection. Our first and oldest series was launched in 2007 with the publication of Underground Singing by Harry Humes. Series editors Steve Bellin-Oka and Ron Mohring are especially looking for work by marginalized voices. The annual reading period runs June 1 through July 15. Full guidelines are here.

Keystone Chapbook Series is now open

We are now reading manuscripts for the Keystone Chapbook Series. Seven Kitchens Press began in 2007 with our first chapbooks in the Keystone Series, Underground Singing by Harry Humes and Still by Deborah Burnham. There are now 21 titles in the series, celebrating poets with a Pennsylvania connection. Will yours be next?

Full guidelines are here.

New titles selected: Keystone Chapbook Series

We’re delighted to announce the selection of two manuscripts for the Keystone Chapbook Series: from this year’s entries, Steve Bellin-Oka and Ron Mohring have selected Orchard Light by Julie Swarstad Johnson, currently of Tucson, AZ, and Madagascar by Don Hogle, currently of New York, NY. Both chapbooks will be published this spring.

Last day for Keystone Chapbook manuscripts

July 15 is the last day to send in your manuscript for the Keystone Chapbook Series (for Pennsylvania poets, however you wish to define that term). Don’t miss your chance to join this gallery of amazing poets!

 

New title release: Jennifer Jackson Berry, Bloodfish (Keystone Chapbook Series)

Jackson Berry_Bloodfish_webPlease join us in congratulating Jennifer Jackson Berry on the publication of her chapbook, Bloodfish, Number 19 in our Keystone Chapbook Series and our thirteenth chapbook of this year. That’s a baker’s dozen, folks, just in time to celebrate National Poetry Month and take a much-needed break to write some new poems. We’ll be back with new chapbooks in May (and June, and July–just check our “in production” tab for title updates).

Meanwhile, check out a poem from Bloodfish and order your copy here