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Liz Ahl book launch: 9/15, Plymouth NH

Ahl_Home Economics_web 96dpiIf you’re in the area of Plymouth, New Hampshire this Thursday, 9/15, why not help support the launch of Liz Ahl’s new chapbook, Home Economics, at the Silver Center for the Arts? The event kicks off at 7 pm, and Liz will be happy to sign copies of her chapbook.

If you’re not in the area, you can still buy a copy here. Fair warning: the first print run is almost gone!

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!

Rane Arroyo Chapbook co-winners selected: Golden, Gomez

We’re thrilled to announce the co-winners of the 2015 Rane Arroyo Chapbook Prize: “Aristotle’s Lantern” by Sierra Golden of Seattle, Washington and “A Short Tablature of Loss” by Rodney Gomez of Brownsville, Texas. Both manuscripts will be published this fall. Runners-up this year were MK Sukach, for “Hypothetically Speaking,” and Thomas Alan Holmes, for “Medievalist and I.” Our thanks to everyone who sent in manuscripts.

The next reading period for the Rane Arroyo Series will be November 1 – December 16, 2016.

At this time we’d also like to extend our deep gratitude to Eduardo Corral, who is concluding his term as co-editor of this series. 

New Becker titles: Taverna, Shapiro

We’re closing out the month of May with two more chapbooks! Alison Taverna’s What Hollywood Taught Me and Gregg Shapiro’s Fifty Degrees were selected by Ching-In Chen as co-winners of the Robin Becker Chapbook Prize, and both are now available for ordering!

The reading period for this year’s Robin Becker Prize has been extended to June 16, so get those manuscripts in. This year’s judge is Julie R. Enszer.

Robin Becker Series now open

It’s May, and the Robin Becker Chapbook Series is now open for submissions. We’re delighted to announce that this year’s judge will be Julie R. Enszer. Once again, there is no reading fee, so send your best work by May 31: full details here! 

UPDATE: The deadline has been extended to June 16–do not miss your chance to have your work considered for this year’s series.

New titles for 2016: Ahl, Garilli, Meriam

2016 is shaping up to be a huge year for Seven Kitchens, and I’m thrilled to announce that the Editor’s Series will include new chapbooks from Liz Ahl and Dakota Garilli. Liz’s collection, Home Economics, is due out midsummer, and Dakota’s Call It Something Different is scheduled for an August release. Both titles were finalists for this year’s Robin Becker Chapbook Prize.

The hot, limited-edition Summer Kitchen Series will return this year, and we’ll lead off with a new chapbook from Mary Meriam: The Lesbian is due out in July, and you’re not going to want to miss your chance at one of only 49 copies.