Category Archives: Robin Becker Chapbook Series

Becker mss update

The first dozen manuscripts have come in for the Robin Becker Chapbook Series, and it’s turning out to be a fun and varied read so far. Remember, there’s no reading fee and we’ll be considering manuscripts until May 15, so polish up your work and send it in! Details are here.

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Robin Becker Series: Hannah Larrabee, Murmuration

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We’re so proud to announce the publication of the third title in this year’s Robin Becker Chapbook Series: Hannah Larrabee’s Murmuration, selected by Julie R Enszer as Number 16 in the series. Check out the full details here.

Robin Becker Series: Mary Ann Davis, Portrait of a Voice

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We’re proud to announce the newest title in the Robin Becker Chapbook Series: Portrait of a Voice by Mary Ann Davis, selected by Julie R Enszer as Number 15 in the series. Check out full details here.

Robin Becker Series release: Ed Madden, So they can sing

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Please help us celebrate the release of Ed Madden’s new chapbook, So they can singNumber 14 in the Robin Becker Chapbook Series, selected by Julie R Enszer. The gorgeous cover art is by Paul Bilger, whose work will appear on the covers of all three Becker Series titles this fall.

Robin Becker Chapbook Series is open

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Calling all LGBTQ poets: the Robin Becker Chapbook Series is open. Please send your best work now through May 15! This year’s judge is Nickole Brown. Complete guidelines may be found here

UPDATE: We’re thrilled to announce that Crystal Boson will be co-editor of this series.

Taverna book launch: Pittsburgh, 9/3/16

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If you’re in Pittsburgh this weekend, please consider Alison Taverna’s book launch of What Hollywood Taught Me: Saturday, September 3, 7pm at James Simons Studio. If you’re not in Pittsburgh, you can still support WHTM by purchasing your copy here!

Robin Becker Chapbook co-winners selected: Taverna, Shapiro

We’re thrilled to announce the co-winners of the 2015 Robin Becker Chapbook Prize: “What Hollywood Taught Me” by Alison Taverna and “Fifty Degrees” by Gregg Shapiro. Both manuscripts will be published late this spring.

Thanks so much to our guest judge, Ching-In Chen. The next reading period for the Robin Becker Series will be May 1 – May 31, 2016.