Thanks to all for the strongest response we’ve had yet: 110 manuscripts were received for this year’s Rane Arroyo Series and have been logged in. If you don’t see your title listed, please email sevenkitchenspress at gmail dot com. We’ll roll up our sleeves and start reading!
In 2022, we will change the reading period for all series from six weeks to one month in order to accommodate something new (to be announced). Please remember to check guidelines here on our site and not from other sources, which may or may not update regularly.
We are thrilled to announce the selections for this year’s Rane Arroyo Series. Once again, we have selected three manuscripts from a very strong group of finalists. Congratulations to Marisa Tirado, for How to Make an Adobe Brick; James D’Agostino, for Gorilla by Jellyfish Light; and Kelly Rowe, for Child Bed Fever. Their manuscripts will be published later this summer.
Special thanks to Mark Ward, who served as a guest reader this year.
We hope you will support these poets by purchasing and reading their work. Review copies will be available; please email for details.
We will begin reading manuscripts for the 2022 Rane Arroyo Series on October 1.
UPDATE: Due to circumstances beyond our control, we will no longer be publishing Marisa Tirado’s manuscript.
We are so excited to release these two new chapbooks today:
No New Wilderness by Andrew Rahal and She by Theadora Siranian are Number 14 and 15 in our Rane Arroyo Series. Along with Finding Helen by Pamela Sumners, these three titles were selected by Dan Vera and Ron Mohring in 2020. We are so proud of this amazing trio.
Please join us in celebrating the release of our newest chapbook: Finding Helen by Pamela Sumners is the first of three titles selected by Dan Vera and Ron Mohring in 2020 for the Rane Arroyo Chapbook Series. The other titles will be out in a couple of weeks. Read a sample poem and order Pamela’s chapbook here.
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.
We received over 100 manuscripts for the Rane Arroyo Chapbook Series! Thanks to everyone who sent work. Please allow a few days for us to comb through everything and double-check that all your titles are posted on our Manuscripts Received page. Dan and Ron have some winter reading to do!
We’re so proud to release the newest title in our Rane Arroyo Series: Ballast by Alyse Knorr is out today to coincide with the start of our reading period for Rane Arroyo Series manuscripts. Look for the final chapbook in this year’s Rane Arroyo Series trio, The Gospel According to X by Oliver Baez Bendorf, later this month. Meanwhile, please join us in welcoming Alyse to the Seven Kitchens Press family and click here to read more about Ballast(and to order your copy).
We’re just mailing out proof copies for this year’s Rane Arroyo Series selections and even though it’s a bit behind schedule (volunteers are always welcome, y’all) I do hope you can feel the anticipation and growing excitement as we move ahead with fabulous chapbooks by Oliver Baez Bendorf, Alyse Knorr, and Matt Daly!