We’re thrilled to announce the selection of three manuscripts for the Rane Arroyo Chapbook Series: from 109 entries, Dan Vera and Ron Mohring have selected Finding Helen by Pamela Sumners, No New Wilderness by Andrew Rahal, and She by Theadora Siranian. All three chapbooks will be published this summer. Please join us in congratulating these poets on their fine work.
The next reading period for the Rane Arroyo Series will be from October 1 – November 15, 2020.
Please join us in congratulating Deborah Burnham and William Varner, whose manuscripts have been selected for the Keystone Chapbook Series!
Deborah’s previous chapbook, Still, was published as Number 2 in this series and we are delighted to publish more of her work. Her new chapbook, Among the Other Dead, will be Number 15 in the Keystone Series.
William Varner’s first chapbook, Leaving Erebus, will be Number 16 in the series. William grew up in York, PA, and now lives in Maine.
Both chapbooks will publish in summer of 2018.
Many thanks to this year’s judge, Marjorie Maddox, author of What She Was Saying (Fomite Press) and of the chapbook, Wives’ Tales (Seven Kitchens Press). And special thanks to Steve Bellin-Oka, who came aboard this year to serve as co-editor of this series.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Eye, by 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.
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.
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.
Please join us in congratulating the co-winners of the 2011 Keystone Chapbook Prize: Dave Bonta and William Woolfitt. This year’s guest judge, Sascha Feinstein, selected Bonta’s Breakdown: Banjo Poems as the winning manuscript among poets with previous book or chapbook publication. Of the manuscripts by new writers (no previous book or chapbook publication), Feinstein selected Woolfitt’s The Salvager’s Arts.
Breakdown: Banjo Poems will be published in May of 2012 as #9 in the Keystone Chapbook Series. The Salvager’s Arts will be published in June as #10 in the series. Each writer will receive fifty copies of his chapbook.
Our thanks to everyone who supported the series again this year, and special thanks to Sascha for judging. The reading period for next year’s Keystone Chapbook Prize will be July 1 through August 15.