Category Archives: manuscripts selected

Robin Becker titles selected: Hikari, Kraines, Charis-Molling

We are thrilled to announce the newest selections for our Robin Becker Series. Our series editor, Steve Bellin-Oka, and his editorial assistants, Halsey Heyer and Rocky Halpern, have selected three manuscripts for publication. Hearty congratulations to Nora Hikari, for Girl 2.0; Dan Kraines, for Licht; and Erica Charis-Molling, for How We Burn. Their chapbooks will be published this coming winter in hand-sewn editions of 100 copies, and each poet will receive 25 copies plus 10 review copies.

We hope you will support these poets by purchasing and reading their work. Review copies will be available; please email sevenkitchenspress@gmail.com for details.

We will again read manuscripts for the Robin Becker Series from April 1 – May 15 of 2022.

Rane Arroyo Series selections: Tirado, D’Agostino, Rowe

We are thrilled to announce the selections for this year’s Rane Arroyo Series. Once again, we have selected three manuscripts from a very strong group of finalists. Congratulations to Marisa Tirado, for How to Make an Adobe Brick; James D’Agostino, for Gorilla by Jellyfish Light; and Kelly Rowe, for Child Bed Fever. Their manuscripts will be published later this summer.

Special thanks to Mark Ward, who served as a guest reader this year.

We hope you will support these poets by purchasing and reading their work. Review copies will be available; please email for details.

We will begin reading manuscripts for the 2022 Rane Arroyo Series on October 1.

UPDATE: Due to circumstances beyond our control, we will no longer be publishing Marisa Tirado’s manuscript.

2021 Summer Kitchen Chapbook selections

We’re delighted to announce the lineup for the 2021 Summer Kitchen Series, consisting of six poets and five chapbooks. Thank you to everyone who sent in manuscripts for consideration this month: the quality was such that we decided to go ahead and make selections for all four available slots.

Please welcome to the Seven Kitchens Press family:

  • Patrice Claeys & Gail Goepfert, for This Hard Business of Living
  • Lisa Hammond, for Lily Watch
  • Darius Atefat-Peckham, for How Many Love Poems
  • Anthony DiPietro, for And Walk Through
  • Ellen Birkett Morris, for Abide

Titles are scheduled for release in June and July. Only 24 copies of each chapbook will be available through Seven Kitchens Press. If you’ve purchased a 2021 subscription, you’ll receive the first numbered copies.

Robin Becker Series: Iris McCloughan, Brad Richard

Please join us in congratulating poets Iris McCloughan and Brad Richard, whose manuscripts have been selected for publication in the Robin Becker Chapbook Series.

Iris McCloughan is a trans* writer, performer, and artist in New York. They are the author of the chapbooks No Harbor, selected by L + S Press as the winner of the 2014 Mid-Atlantic Chapbook Series, and Triptych, forthcoming from Greying Ghost. They were the winner of the 2018 Stanley Kunitz Memorial Prize from American Poetry Review, and their poems have appeared in jukedGertrudeQueen Mob’s Teahouse, and elsewhere. Their chapbook, Bones to Peaches, will be published as Number 23 in the Robin Becker Chapbook Series.

Brad Richard is the author of four collections of poetry: Habitations, Motion Studies (winner of the 2010 Washington Prize, finalist for the 2012 Thom Gunn Award), Butcher’s Sugar, and Parasite Kingdom (winner of the 2018 Tenth Gate Prize). His poems, reviews, and interviews have appeared or are forthcoming in many journals, induding American Letters & Commentary, Barrow Street, The Cortland Review, The Gettysburg Review, Guernica, Green Mountains Review, The Laurel Review, The Massachusetts Review, The Nervous Breakdown, Okey-Panky, Sakura Review, and Xavier Review. 2015 Louisiana Artist of the Year and 2002 winner of the Poets & Writers Writers Exchange Award in Poetry, he taught creative writing to talented high school students in New Orleans for twenty-eight years. A faculty member of the Kenyon Review Summer Workshops and an independent teacher and editor, he lives and writes in New Orleans. Brad’s chapbook, In Place, will be published as Number 24 in the Robin Becker Chapbook Series.

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.

Robin Becker chapbook selected: Daniel Barnum

It’s our pleasure to announce the next title forthcoming in the Robin Becker Chapbook Series: Names for Animals, by Daniel Barnum of Columbus, Ohio. The 22nd title in this series, Names for Animals will be published this winter by Seven Kitchens Press.

Daniel Barnum was dreamed up in a desert, raised in a forest, and now lives and writes in Columbus, Ohio. He is the recipient of fellowships from the Bucknell Seminar for Younger Poets and The Ohio State University. His poems, essays, and translation works are forthcoming from or have appeared in Cutthroat, Hayden’s Ferry Review, Quarter After Eight, Notre Dame Review, RHINO, Barrow Street, Ninth Letter, and elsewhere. He currently serves as the associate managing editor for The Journal, and poetry editor of The White Elephant. Names for Animals is his first chapbook.

Summer Kitchen titles selected

Thanks so much to everyone who sent in manuscripts for our first-ever pop-up submission window. We’ve selected five chapbooks to appear in volume 7 of our limited-edition Summer Kitchen Series this July. Congratulations to these poets:

  • John Repp, for Madeleine Wolf–A Sequence
  • Rae Gouirand, for Jinx
  • Doug Paul Case, for Contemporary Aesthetics
  • Susan Austin, for Requiem
  • Luke Jacob, for Wishes Wished Just Hard Enough

Look for ordering information this June, including a very-limited-edition bundle option to grab all five titles!

Rane Arroyo Series selections

Rane Arroyo Chapbook Series editors Dan Vera and Ron Mohring are delighted to announce the selection of three manuscripts from this fall’s entries: “The Gospel According to X” by Oliver Baez Bendorf, “Ballast” by Alyse Knorr, and “Red State” by Matt Daly will be published in summer of 2019.

Please join us in welcoming Oliver, Alyse and Matt to the Seven Kitchens family!

Keystone Series selections

Keystone Chapbook Series editors Steve Bellin-Oka and Ron Mohring are delighted to announce the selection of two manuscripts: “Feed” by Emily Mohn-Slate, and “Bloodfish” by Jennifer Jackson Berry, both of Pittsburgh. Both chapbooks will be published in spring of 2019. Please join us in congratulating Emily and Jennifer!

Rane Arroyo Series: new titles selected

It’s a thrill to announce that we have selected two manuscripts for this year’s Rane Arroyo Chapbook Series: “Alterations,” by Dana De Greff of Miami, Florida, and “Mix Tape for a War,” by Guillermo Filice Castro of New York, NY. Both chapbooks will be published this summer as #8 and #9 in the series.

Special thanks to Dan Vera, co-editor of the Rane Arroyo Series, and continued thanks to Glenn Sheldon, who blessed this project from our first conversation.

Please join us in congratulating Dana and Guillermo!