Category Archives: Robin Becker Series

Erica Charis-Molling, How We Burn (Robin Becker Series)

Please join us in celebrating the release of Erica Charis-Molling’s chapbook, How We Burn, selected by series editor Steve Bellin-Oka as #26 in the Robin Becker Series. Order your copy here!

Robin Becker Series is open

It’s spring. It’s winter. Flip a coin; here in Cincinnati we toggle back and forth almost daily. But one thing is certain: it’s April, and we are eagerly looking forward to reading your manuscripts for the Robin Becker Chapbook Series! Submission window closes on April 30, so please check out our complete guidelines and send us your very best work!

Nora Hikari, GIRL 2.0 (Robin Becker Series)

Please join us in celebrating the release of our newest chapbook: selected by series editor Steve Bellin-Oka, Nora Hikari’s GIRL 2.0 is Number 25 in the Robin Becker Chapbook Series, and our 168th chapbook. Read a sample poem and order your copy here.

cover art: Paul Bilger

Brad Richard, In Place (Robin Becker Series)

Please join us in celebrating the release of our newest chapbook: Brad Richard’s In Place is Number 24 in the Robin Becker Chapbook Series, and our 167th chapbook. Read a sample poem and order your copy here.

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.

Robin Becker Series: We are very open

We are very excited to announce that Steve Bellin-Oka has taken the wheel as editor of the Robin Becker Chapbook Series, which opens for your wonderful queer manuscripts tomorrow, April 1, through May 15. Send us your darlings, darlings. Make us swoon. Full guidelines are here.

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.

Sold out: Daniel Barnum’s Names for Animals

The initial print run of Daniel Barnum’s Names for Animals has officially sold out. All copies have been mailed as of today. 

We will offer a second printing of 80 copies late in June. Thank you for your overwhelming support for this poet and their marvelous work.

Queer Open Window: We are now reading for the Robin Becker Chapbook Series

It’s April. You’ve got poems, and we want to read them! Now considering manuscripts for the annual Robin Becker Chapbook Series, seeking to publish the very best poetry by LGBTQ+ writers. We are working harder than ever to reach out to underrepresented poets and invite them to submit their writing. Full guidelines here: https://sevenkitchenspress.com/series-guidelines/guidelines-the-robin-becker-chapbook-prize/