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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. 

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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.

Doug Paul Case wins Robin Becker Chapbook Prize

Something to Hide My Face In, by Doug Paul Case, has been selected as the winner of the Robin Becker Chapbook Prize. Doug’s chapbook will be published in February, 2015.

The series will recommence next year, after its 2014 hiatus, with one major change to the submission guidelines: no reading fee. (Donations will, of course, be happily accepted.)

Please join us in congratulating Doug and thanking all the poets who shared their work with us.

Keystone Chapbook Prize winners selected

After a long delay (sorry, sorry), we’re very happy to announce the co-winners of the 2012 Keystone Chapbook Prize. Guest judge Brent Goodman has selected Field Trip to the Underworld by Hayden Saunier as the winner among writers with previous book publication; Marjorie Maddox’s Recently Young in a People Gone Old was the runner-up. Among writers with no previous book publication, Brent selected Wooden Boys by Michael Hurley; Katherine Fallon’s The Tooth-Maker’s Daughter was the runner-up.

The winning chapbooks will be published next spring. Congratulations to all the finalists–it was a pleasure to read work at such a consistently high level.

Rane Arroyo Prize co-winners selected: Alvarez, Watts

We’re very happy to announce the co-winners of the inaugural Rane Arroyo Chapbook Prize, selected by editors Ron Mohring and Eduardo C. Corral: Six Poems from the Codex Mojaodicus, by Steven Alvarez of Lexington, Kentucky, and No Innocent Eyeby Rhett Watts of Manchester Connecticut will be published in spring 2013. It was an absolute pleasure to read and discuss such a wonderful, diverse array of manuscripts. Our thanks to everyone who entered work and helped spread the word about this series. We truly could not do this without you.

Robin Becker titles selected: Daniels, Wiseman, Conroy

We’re thrilled to announce the co-winners of the 2012 Robin Becker Chapbook Prize, selected by guest judge Elena Georgiou: Indecency, by David J. Daniels of Denver, Colorado, and Portraits, by Sarah Wiseman of Napanee, Ontario will be published in spring 2013 as #9 and #10 in the Robin Becker Chapbook Series. For the first time, we’ll also publish a third manuscript: Controlled Burn, by Flower Conroy of Key West, Florida. Thanks to everyone who entered work and helped spread the word about this series. We couldn’t do this without you.

Editor’s Prize co-winners: Gibson, Williams

We’re very proud to announce that the co-winners of the 2012 Editor’s Prize are RJ Gibson, for his manuscript You Could Learn a Lot, and Lois Williams, for her manuscript Night Air. Both chapbooks will be published this winter. Please stay tuned for more details about both titles, and please join us in congratulating both poets!

RJ Gibson holds an MFA in Poetry from Warren Wilson College’s Program for Writers.  His chapbook, Scavenge, was a co-winner of the 2009 Robin Becker Chapbook Prize.  His poems, essays, and interviews have appeared in Court Green, Columbia Poetry Review, Connotation Press: An Online Artifact, Lambda Literary Foundation.org, OCHO, and various other journals and anthologies.  In 2008, he was a Poetry Fellow at Lambda Literary Foundation’s New and Emerging Writer’s Retreat.  Currently, he is a Lecturer at West Virginia Wesleyan College.

Lois Williams was raised in Britain along the North Norfolk coast and now lives in Pittsburgh.  She teaches at the University of Pittsburgh and writes about family, landscape, and various kinds of migration.  She is at work on a nonfiction book about the invention of home.  Her recent poems and essays can be found in Cave Wall, Fourth River, Granta, and New England Review.