Guidelines are up for this year’s Keystone Chapbook Prize, which opens March 15 through April 15. You may also request a PDF copy of the current guidelines by email to sevenkitchens at yahoo dot com. This year’s judge will be poet Deirdre O’Connor. We’re looking forward to reading your work!
We’re braving the snow, the bitter cold, and the spotty internet access to jumpstart March like a lion! First up is Walking Off the Map, the new chapbook from Kate Fox. It’s number eleven in volume two of our Editor’s Series and you can get it here!
Check back mid-month for number ten in the Robin Becker Series, Sarah B. Wiseman’s Portraits. We’ll also open the Keystone Chapbook Series for submissions on March 15–this year’s judge will be poet Deirdre O’Connor.
And we’ll close out March with number eleven in the Robin Becker Series, the much-anticipated Something to Hide My Face In by Doug Paul Case.
April will bring Matthew Wimberly’s gorgeous Snake Mountain Almanac as the newest release in our Rane Arroyo Series.
Thanks so much for your support of these poets and of Seven Kitchens Press!
We’re very happy to announce the July release of two new titles in our Editor’s Series: The Wonders by A.V. Christie, and Mistakes with Strangers by Jeff Oaks. The Wonders is scheduled for release on July 1, and Mistakes with Strangers will be released on July 15. Links to preorder your copies will be up on this site by Sunday evening, June 22. Please join us in congratulating these fine poets on their new books, and be sure to preorder your copy: pages are being printed today and the first batches of chapbooks will be shipped on the release dates.
Most of you know that Seven Kitchens is a one-person operation. That person–I–have been facing very difficult challenges this year, most recently (and currently) the threat of losing my home.
My preference has always been to keep my personal stuff “behind the curtain,” but as events continue to diminish my ability to publish and distribute chapbooks, it’s only fair that I make a public announcement of my situation:
Expect delays. If you’ve ordered chapbooks, it may be several more weeks before I can get them assembled and mailed; if you’d like to check in about your order, send an email to sevenkitchens at yahoo. If you’re waiting for an upcoming title to be released, it could take months. And if you’re checking for results of the Becker, Keystone, or Arroyo series, please be patient: these, too, have been delayed.
And thank you all for your continued support.
The submission window for the Rane Arroyo Chapbook Prize closes on June 15: just two more days to submit your work! We are so looking forward to reading your poems.
. . . for a really big announcement. Really. Big. Coming soon. Right here.