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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.

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The first dozen manuscripts have come in for the Robin Becker Chapbook Series, and it’s turning out to be a fun and varied read so far. Remember, there’s no reading fee and we’ll be considering manuscripts until May 15, so polish up your work and send it in! Details are here.

Update: Just ten days left to send in your manuscript! Dazzle us!

Robin Becker Series: Hannah Larrabee | Murmuration

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We’re so proud to announce the publication of the third title in this year’s Robin Becker Chapbook Series: Hannah Larrabee’s Murmuration, selected by Julie R Enszer as Number 16 in the series. Check out the full details here.

Robin Becker Series: Mary Ann Davis | Portrait of a Voice

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We’re proud to announce the newest title in the Robin Becker Chapbook Series: Portrait of a Voice by Mary Ann Davis, selected by Julie R Enszer as Number 15 in the series. Check out full details here.

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.

Robin Becker Chapbook Series is open

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Calling all LGBTQ poets: the Robin Becker Chapbook Series is open. Please send your best work now through May 15! This year’s judge is Nickole Brown. Complete guidelines may be found here

UPDATE: We’re thrilled to announce that Crystal Boson will be co-editor of this series.

Taverna book launch: Pittsburgh, 9/3/16

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If you’re in Pittsburgh this weekend, please consider Alison Taverna’s book launch of What Hollywood Taught Me: Saturday, September 3, 7pm at James Simons Studio. If you’re not in Pittsburgh, you can still support WHTM by purchasing your copy here!

David J Daniels: New chapbook release

Daniels_INDECENCY_web coverIndecency, the new chapbook by David J. Daniels, officially comes out tomorrow, October 15. Co-winner of the 2012 Robin Becker Chapbook Prize, selected by Elena Georgiou, and published in a limited edition of 200 copies. Order yours here.

Sneak Peek: David Daniels, Indecency

David J. Daniels’ chapbook, Indecency, is co-winner of the 2012 Robin Becker Prize and will be released October 15 as Number 9 in the series. We’re thrilled to give you a preview of the gorgeous cover, designed by John Tiedemann and Lauren Picard:

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