Category Archives: Keystone Chapbook Series

Keystone Chapbooks selected: Burnham, Varner

Please join us in congratulating Deborah Burnham and William Varner, whose manuscripts have been selected for the Keystone Chapbook Series! 

Deborah’s previous chapbook, Still, was published as Number 2 in this series and we are delighted to publish more of her work. Her new chapbook, Among the Other Dead, will be Number 15 in the Keystone Series.

William Varner’s first chapbook, Leaving Erebus, will be Number 16 in the series. William grew up in York, PA, and now lives in Maine. 

Both chapbooks will publish in summer of 2018.

Many thanks to this year’s judge, Marjorie Maddox, author of  What She Was Saying (Fomite Press) and of the chapbook, Wives’ Tales (Seven Kitchens Press). And special thanks to Steve Bellin-Oka, who came aboard this year to serve as co-editor of this series. 

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Seeking co-editor: The Keystone Chapbook Series

Dear Readers:

Seven Kitchens Press is seeking a dedicated individual to serve as co-editor of the Keystone Chapbook Series. Must be ___________ and ____________________. (I’ve written and erased this sentence twenty times. If you know what the Keystone Chapbook Series is, send an e-mail to sevenkitchenspress at gmail dot com and tell me why you’d love to help develop and champion this series.)

We pay in chapbooks and abiding love. For independent literature.

I would love to hear from you.

Keystone Chapbook selection: Erin Murphy

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 Problemswas 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.

 

Keystone Chapbook Series is open

Manuscripts are now being accepted for the 2017 Keystone Chapbook Series, showcasing Pennsylvania poets. This series was launched in 2007 with the founding of Seven Kitchens Press and the publication of Underground Singing by Harry Humes. Full guidelines are available here. We would love to read your chapbook!

New Keystone titles: Schwerer, Robacker

Please welcome two new poets into the Keystone Chapbook Series: Eric Schwerer’s chapbook, Cruel Folkloreand Tammy Robacker’s collection, Rwere both selected by Deirdre O’Connor as co-winners of the Keystone Chapbook Prize, and both have been released this month. Please click the titles to find out more and order your copies!

New release: Hayden Saunier, Field Trip to the Underworld [Keystone Series]

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We’re delighted to announce the long-awaited release of Hayden Saunier’s new chapbook, Field Guide to the Underworld. Read a sample poem and order your copy here.

Michael Hurley, Wooden Boys: new Keystone Chapbook

Hurley_WOODEN BOYS_web coverPlease join us in welcoming Michael Hurley’s Wooden Boys to the world! Selected by Brent Goodman as Number 11 in the Keystone Chapbook Series, Michael’s collection officially launches on August 25. Here’s the shortlink.