Rane Arroyo Series now open

We are now reading manuscripts for the 2017-2018 Rane Arroyo Series. Full guidelines may be found here. Dazzle us!

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Robin Becker Series release: Ed Madden | So they can sing

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Please help us celebrate the release of Ed Madden’s new chapbook, So they can singNumber 14 in the Robin Becker Chapbook Series, selected by Julie R Enszer. The gorgeous cover art is by Paul Bilger, whose work will appear on the covers of all three Becker Series titles this fall.

Summer Kitchen Series #5: Cynthia Neely | Hopewell Bay

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We round out this year’s Summer Kitchen Series with Hopewell Baya long poem by Cynthia Neely. Only 24 copies will be sold by the press; the author gets the other 25. Please welcome Cynthia to the Seven Kitchens family and show some love by ordering a copy of her new chapbook!

Rane Arroyo Series selections: Johns, Pittman

Please join us in congratulating Wayne Johns and Sam Pittman, whose chapbook manuscripts have been selected by Ron Mohring and Dan Vera for the Rane Arroyo Chapbook Series. 

Wayne Johns is the author of a previous chapbook, An Invisible Veil Between Us (Frank O’Hara Prize). His first book, Antipsalms, received the inaugural Audre Lorde and Frank O’Hara prize and is forthcoming from Oia Arts Press. The Exclusion Zone will be published this winter as Number 6 in the Rane Arroyo Chapbook Series.

Sam Pittman is a graduate of the MFA Program in Writing at the University of Pittsburgh, and holds a BA from the University of California, Berkeley. He writes and teaches English in Pittsburgh, PA, where he lives with his partner. Mostly Water, his first chapbook, will be published this winter as Number 7 in the Rane Arroyo Chapbook Series.

Deep thanks to Dan Vera for coming on board as co-editor of this series, and to all the writers who submitted work for our consideration. These new titles will both deepen and expand the range of this series, and we continue to be grateful to Glenn Sheldon for blessing this project in honor of Rane Arroyo.

Seven Kitchens Press will consider manuscripts for the 2017 Rane Arroyo Chapbook Series from October 1 – November 15, 2017.

Summer Kitchen Series #4: Richard K Kent | Ice Carver

Aristotle’s Lantern in second printing

Just wanted to share the news that Sierra Golden’s chapbook, Aristotle’s Lanternsold through its initial print run in August and is now in a second printing. Thanks to everyone who continues to support this title, and congratulations to Sierra.

If you didn’t catch it, Will Woolfitt has an interview with Sierra about her chapbook over at Speaking of Marvels. Thanks, Will!

Give Ten

You may know that, as of last November 8, I dedicated 10% of all Seven Kitchens Press sales to be donated back to a worthwhile cause. Our first recipients were the Trevor Project, Planned Parenthood and the ACLU. Most recently, donations have been in the form of needed supplies for other small and micro presses. In the wake of Hurricane Harvey, we will be donating ten percent of all sales received in the months of September and October to the Houston Food Bank.

Please do what you can, in any way you can, to reach out to folks in need.

Update: As of September 18, the amount set aside for the Houston Food Bank is $29.58 and counting. Thank you all.