Tag Archives: Keystone Chapbook Series

Keystone Series is open

We are (very) open: if you’re a poet with Pennsylvania connections, please send your manuscript to the Keystone Chapbook Series, our longest-running imprint. Co-editors Steve Bellin-Oka and Ron Mohring are looking forward to reading your work. We’ll consider chapbook manuscripts through July 15. Full guidelines are here.

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Celebrating our 100th chapbook: Erin Murphy | Remorse Code

Back in 2007, Seven Kitchens Press launched with a modest, hand-made chapbook: Harry Humes’ Underground Singing, selected by Jeff Mann for the inaugural Keystone Chapbook Prize. It’s a title that holds up well today, and we’re grateful to Harry for helping us lead off with such a memorable chapbook.

So it’s a huge thrill to release the 15th chapbook in the Keystone Series (and our 100th title!): Remorse Code, demi-sonnets by Erin Murphy. Thanks so much to Ellen McGrath Smith for selecting this title. 

Get yours here!

Keystone Chapbooks selected: Burnham, Varner

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. 

New Keystone titles: Schwerer, Robacker

Please welcome two new poets into the Keystone Chapbook Series: Eric Schwerer’s chapbook, Cruel Folkloreand Tammy Robacker’s collection, Rwere both selected by Deirdre O’Connor as co-winners of the Keystone Chapbook Prize, and both have been released this month. Please click the titles to find out more and order your copies!

New release: Hayden Saunier, Field Trip to the Underworld [Keystone Series]

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We’re delighted to announce the long-awaited release of Hayden Saunier’s new chapbook, Field Guide to the Underworld. Read a sample poem and order your copy here.

Michael Hurley, Wooden Boys: new Keystone Chapbook

Hurley_WOODEN BOYS_web coverPlease join us in welcoming Michael Hurley’s Wooden Boys to the world! Selected by Brent Goodman as Number 11 in the Keystone Chapbook Series, Michael’s collection officially launches on August 25. Here’s the shortlink.

William Kelley Woolfitt, The Salvager’s Arts

Woolfitt_The Salvagers Arts_web coverHot on the heels of Dave Bonta’s Breakdown: Banjo Poems is the tenth title in the Keystone Chapbook Series: The Salvager’s Arts, by William Kelley Woolfitt, selected by Sascha Feinstein. The official release date is September 28; please allow two weeks for delivery–I make each copy by hand, ya know. Orders are now being taken through Paypal or by query to sevenkitchens at yahoo dot com. Please join us in congratulating Will!