Category Archives: Rane Arroyo Series

New release: Sam Pittman, Mostly Water

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We’ve closed out March with the second of two new chapbooks: Sam Pittman’s Mostly Waterwhich had its launch reading in Pittsburgh on March 31. Selected by Dan Vera and Ron Mohring as Number 6 in the Rane Arroyo Chapbook Series and featuring a gorgeous cover designed by Sam himself, Mostly Water is available now! 

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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!

Rane Arroyo Series selections: Johns, Pittman

Please join us in congratulating Wayne Johns and Sam Pittman, whose chapbook manuscripts have been selected by Ron Mohring and Dan Vera for the Rane Arroyo Chapbook Series. 

Wayne Johns is the author of a previous chapbook, An Invisible Veil Between Us (Frank O’Hara Prize). His first book, Antipsalms, received the inaugural Audre Lorde and Frank O’Hara prize and is forthcoming from Oia Arts Press. The Exclusion Zone will be published this winter as Number 6 in the Rane Arroyo Chapbook Series.

Sam Pittman is a graduate of the MFA Program in Writing at the University of Pittsburgh, and holds a BA from the University of California, Berkeley. He writes and teaches English in Pittsburgh, PA, where he lives with his partner. Mostly Water, his first chapbook, will be published this winter as Number 7 in the Rane Arroyo Chapbook Series.

Deep thanks to Dan Vera for coming on board as co-editor of this series, and to all the writers who submitted work for our consideration. These new titles will both deepen and expand the range of this series, and we continue to be grateful to Glenn Sheldon for blessing this project in honor of Rane Arroyo.

Seven Kitchens Press will consider manuscripts for the 2017 Rane Arroyo Chapbook Series from October 1 – November 15, 2017.

Aristotle’s Lantern in second printing

Just wanted to share the news that Sierra Golden’s chapbook, Aristotle’s Lanternsold through its initial print run in August and is now in a second printing. Thanks to everyone who continues to support this title, and congratulations to Sierra.

If you didn’t catch it, Will Woolfitt has an interview with Sierra about her chapbook over at Speaking of Marvels. Thanks, Will!

Two new titles in the Rane Arroyo Series: Sierra Golden and Rodney Gomez

We’re thrilled to announce the release of two new chapbooks in the Rane Arroyo Series: Aristotle’s Lantern by Sierra Golden, and A Short Tablature of Loss by Rodney Gomez. Please check them out–orders will begin shipping March 31–and please join us in congratulating Sierra and Rodney!

Rane Arroyo Chapbook Series is open for submissions

After a couple of delays–sorry!–the guidelines are up for the Rane Arroyo Chapbook Series. This series is open to all poets, so polish up that manuscript and send it in before the November 30 deadline. There’s no reading fee this year! Your humble readers are Eduardo C. Corral and Ron Mohring, and we’re so excited to continue this series.