Robin Becker Series: We are very open

We are very excited to announce that Steve Bellin-Oka has taken the wheel as editor of the Robin Becker Chapbook Series, which opens for your wonderful queer manuscripts tomorrow, April 1, through May 15. Send us your darlings, darlings. Make us swoon. Full guidelines are here.

New chapbook: Jerry Judge, The Cold Moon [Editor’s Series]

Please join us in celebrating the release of our newest chapbook: The Cold Moon, by Cincinnati poet Jerry Judge, is a poignant journal of loss and grief, mapped through tender and acutely-observed moments. Read a sample poem and order your copy here.


Friday, March 12

4 – 4:50 PM—Panel Discussion, Free

Since 2007, Seven Kitchens Press has published over 150 poetry and prose chapbooks, with a special focus on LGBTQIA writers. Join Ron Mohring (the press’s founder and the powerhouse who has kept it thriving) along with award-winning Seven Kitchens poets Oliver Baez Bendorf, Iris McCloughan, and Brad Richard (moderator) for readings from their work and a celebration of this extraordinary small press.  

Fest information, tickets, and full schedule available at

After the premiere, this panel and many others will be available for viewing on the S+S YouTube channel at:

SMOLFAIR discount

From Wednesday, March 3 through Sunday, March 7, receive 20% off your purchase of any Seven Kitchens Press chapbooks by using the code SMOLFAIR at checkout. (Don’t worry, we’ll apply your discount whether you remember to do this or not.)

Check out all the SMOLFAIR going-on via Facebook and Twitter! So many presses and giveaways!

New chapbook: Mapping the Valley

Please join us in celebrating the release of our newest chapbook: Mapping the Valley, a father-and-son collaboration between David J. Bauman and Micah James Bauman, is Number 12 in Volume Four of our Editor’s Series. Featuring a cover painting by Michael B. McFarland,  Mapping the Valley provides a unique glimpse into a shifting dynamic of care and caring, depression and recovery, tracked throughout with unflinching honesty. Read a sample poem and order your copy here.

2021 Summer Kitchen Chapbook selections

We’re delighted to announce the lineup for the 2021 Summer Kitchen Series, consisting of six poets and five chapbooks. Thank you to everyone who sent in manuscripts for consideration this month: the quality was such that we decided to go ahead and make selections for all four available slots.

Please welcome to the Seven Kitchens Press family:

  • Patrice Claeys & Gail Goepfert, for This Hard Business of Living
  • Lisa Hammond, for Lily Watch
  • Darius Atefat-Peckham, for How Many Love Poems
  • Anthony DiPietro, for And Walk Through
  • Ellen Birkett Morris, for Abide

Titles are scheduled for release in June and July. Only 24 copies of each chapbook will be available through Seven Kitchens Press. If you’ve purchased a 2021 subscription, you’ll receive the first numbered copies.

SMOL Fair: March 3-7

Seven Kitchens is delighted to be one of the many presses and journals participating in this year’s virtual SMOL Fair, March 3-7. We will have chapbook giveaways and a discount on all our chapbook sales. Visit their Facebook feed here to check out all the small publishing goodness.

New chapbook: Ed Madden, Sebastian

We are thrilled to announce the release of Ed Madden’s 4th chapbook with Seven Kitchens Press. Sebastian, Number 12 in our ReBound Series, was originally published in 2011 as a pamphlet of poems written in response to ideas and images developed for a collaborative art exhibit, Saint Sebastian: from Martyr to Gay Starlet, in Columbia, SC. We are grateful to secure permission from the original artist, Alejandro García-Lemos, to use his work again for the cover image. Read a sample poem and order your copy here.

Review: Julie Swarstad Johnson’s Orchard Light

Thanks to Katy Giebenhain and Bridge Eight for this appreciation of Julie Swarstad Johnson’s Orchard Light (Keystone Chapbook Series).

If you are interested in reviewing our chapbooks, please inquire by email to