Tag Archives: Robin Becker Series

We’re here, we’re queer, and we want your poems

We welcome poetry manuscripts during the month of April for our annual Robin Becker Series for LGBTQ+ writers. Two manuscripts will be selected for publication by series editor Steve Bellin-Oka. A $10 donation entitles you to any of the titles in this series listed below. Find full guidelines here.

  • RJ Gibson, Scavenge
  • Christina Hutchins, Radiantly We Inhabit the Air
  • Ellen Goldberg, Each Perfect One
  • David J Daniels, indecency
  • Sarah B. Wiseman, Portraits
  • Doug Paul Case, Something to Hide My Face In
  • Ed Madden, So they can sing
  • Mary Ann Davis, Portrait of a Voice
  • Hannah Larrabee, Murmuration
  • Chris Philpot, The Way to the Citadel
  • Alec Hershman, Permanent and Wonderful Storage
  • Allison Blevins, A Season for Speaking
  • Yakov Azriel, Shadow in the Closet
  • Jamie Swanson, You May Unravel [forthcoming]

Dan Kraines, Licht (Robin Becker Series)

We’re delighted to announce the publication of our 27th title in the Robin Becker Series: Licht by Dan Kraines, selected by series editor Steve Bellin-Oka, is available now for order. Our thanks to last year’s readers, Halsey Hyer and Rocky Halpern, who selected Dan’s manuscript along with two others in 2021. (Stay tuned for the reveal of our 2022 selections!) Please join us in welcoming Dan to the Seven Kitchens family.

Erica Charis-Molling, How We Burn (Robin Becker Series)

Please join us in celebrating the release of Erica Charis-Molling’s chapbook, How We Burn, selected by series editor Steve Bellin-Oka as #26 in the Robin Becker Series. Order your copy here!

Robin Becker Series is open

It’s spring. It’s winter. Flip a coin; here in Cincinnati we toggle back and forth almost daily. But one thing is certain: it’s April, and we are eagerly looking forward to reading your manuscripts for the Robin Becker Chapbook Series! Submission window closes on April 30, so please check out our complete guidelines and send us your very best work!

Nora Hikari, GIRL 2.0 (Robin Becker Series)

Please join us in celebrating the release of our newest chapbook: selected by series editor Steve Bellin-Oka, Nora Hikari’s GIRL 2.0 is Number 25 in the Robin Becker Chapbook Series, and our 168th chapbook. Read a sample poem and order your copy here.

cover art: Paul Bilger

Brad Richard, In Place (Robin Becker Series)

Please join us in celebrating the release of our newest chapbook: Brad Richard’s In Place is Number 24 in the Robin Becker Chapbook Series, and our 167th chapbook. Read a sample poem and order your copy here.

Iris McCloughan, Bones to Peaches (Robin Becker Series)

We’re pretty thrilled to offer our 15th title of 2021: Bones to Peaches by Iris McCloughan was selected as Number 23 in our Robin Becker Series. (Look for four more Robin Becker Series titles in 2022!) Please take a moment to check out a sample poem and read more about Iris and their work here.

Robin Becker titles selected: Hikari, Kraines, Charis-Molling

We are thrilled to announce the newest selections for our Robin Becker Series. Our series editor, Steve Bellin-Oka, and his editorial assistants, Halsey Heyer and Rocky Halpern, have selected three manuscripts for publication. Hearty congratulations to Nora Hikari, for Girl 2.0; Dan Kraines, for Licht; and Erica Charis-Molling, for How We Burn. Their chapbooks will be published this coming winter in hand-sewn editions of 100 copies, and each poet will receive 25 copies plus 10 review copies.

We hope you will support these poets by purchasing and reading their work. Review copies will be available; please email sevenkitchenspress@gmail.com for details.

We will again read manuscripts for the Robin Becker Series from April 1 – May 15 of 2022.

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.

Robin Becker Series: Iris McCloughan, Brad Richard

Please join us in congratulating poets Iris McCloughan and Brad Richard, whose manuscripts have been selected for publication in the Robin Becker Chapbook Series.

Iris McCloughan is a trans* writer, performer, and artist in New York. They are the author of the chapbooks No Harbor, selected by L + S Press as the winner of the 2014 Mid-Atlantic Chapbook Series, and Triptych, forthcoming from Greying Ghost. They were the winner of the 2018 Stanley Kunitz Memorial Prize from American Poetry Review, and their poems have appeared in jukedGertrudeQueen Mob’s Teahouse, and elsewhere. Their chapbook, Bones to Peaches, will be published as Number 23 in the Robin Becker Chapbook Series.

Brad Richard is the author of four collections of poetry: Habitations, Motion Studies (winner of the 2010 Washington Prize, finalist for the 2012 Thom Gunn Award), Butcher’s Sugar, and Parasite Kingdom (winner of the 2018 Tenth Gate Prize). His poems, reviews, and interviews have appeared or are forthcoming in many journals, induding American Letters & Commentary, Barrow Street, The Cortland Review, The Gettysburg Review, Guernica, Green Mountains Review, The Laurel Review, The Massachusetts Review, The Nervous Breakdown, Okey-Panky, Sakura Review, and Xavier Review. 2015 Louisiana Artist of the Year and 2002 winner of the Poets & Writers Writers Exchange Award in Poetry, he taught creative writing to talented high school students in New Orleans for twenty-eight years. A faculty member of the Kenyon Review Summer Workshops and an independent teacher and editor, he lives and writes in New Orleans. Brad’s chapbook, In Place, will be published as Number 24 in the Robin Becker Chapbook Series.