Category Archives: seeking volunteers

Call: come join our team

We are so grateful to the folks who have come aboard as readers, guest judges, and series editors. Seven Kitchens is pressing forward with our vision to represent a diverse spectrum of voices, and we’d love some help. If you’d like to join our team, whether for a single project or a more long-term commitment, let’s talk. Email us at with the subject line pressing forward and we’ll get right back to you.

Current pressing needs include:

  • cover designers (for one or more projects)
  • readers (with the potential for advancement as series editors)
  • interviewers
  • reviewers
  • website helpers
  • local Cincinnati hands for production assistance

Seeking readers

Seven Kitchens Press is committed to publishing the best poetry we can find and has always sought work from diverse and underrepresented voices. To date, 55% of our chapbooks are by LGBTQIA writers, but the majority of our titles are by writers who identify as (white and) male.

We would like to change this.

Our associate editors are all POC. We are working harder than ever to reach out to underrepresented poets and invite them to submit their writing. We would like at least two-thirds of newly-accepted manuscripts to be from women and people of color, as well as other marginalized voices. 

We are very interested in bringing more readers on board to help us reach and maintain this goal. Please reach out to with the subject line “diversity” if you’d like to join this conversation, volunteer as a series reader, or offer your support.

We’re going to OutWrite!

Thanks to the help of some generous friends, I’ll be packing up my car and driving to DC the first of August for the OutWrite Conference: Seven Kitchens Press will have a book table on Saturday, and we’re on a 3pm panel discussing chapbook publishing. If you’re in the DC area, please stop by. And if you’re interested in helping out with the book table, even if only for a little while, please contact us ( Hope to see you there!