The last day to submit your chapbook manuscript in consideration for the Robin Becker Series is tomorrow, July 31. We’ve so far received a promising array of over 25 manuscripts from writers without previous book or chapbook publication, and we’re looking forward to reading your work! Full guidelines here.
We’re thrilled to announce the co-winners of the 2012 Robin Becker Chapbook Prize, selected by guest judge Elena Georgiou: Indecency, by David J. Daniels of Denver, Colorado, and Portraits, by Sarah Wiseman of Napanee, Ontario will be published in spring 2013 as #9 and #10 in the Robin Becker Chapbook Series. For the first time, we’ll also publish a third manuscript: Controlled Burn, by Flower Conroy of Key West, Florida. Thanks to everyone who entered work and helped spread the word about this series. We couldn’t do this without you.
Oh, yeah, it’s here: Catch & Release by D. Gilson, co-winner of the Robin Becker Chapbook Prize, officially comes out tomorrow but all the links are up and humming, so go get yours tonight!
We’re delighted to announce the publication of Ellen Goldberg’s Each Perfect One, selected by Judith Barrington as co-winner of the 2011 Robin Becker Chapbook Prize. Full details are here!
We are now accepting submissions for the 5th annual Robin Becker Chapbook Prize. Manuscripts must be postmarked or e-mailed by April 15–but since the 15th falls on a Sunday this year, the 16th will be just fine. Please help spread the word, and please email us (sevenkitchens at yahoo dot com) if you’d like a postcard!
Please join us in congratulating RJ Gibson, whose chapbook, Scavenge, is now in its third printing! Co-winner of the 2009 Robin Becker Prize, this title is one of our best sellers and absolutely deserves its ever-widening readership. We can’t wait till RJ has a full-length book, but till then, we wholeheartedly recommend this collection: 24 pages of smart, sharply observant poems whose titles alone–from “Coming from a Farm” and “Earthly Delights” to “Erotics” to “Ontology: Britney Spears”–let you know you’re in for an original treat. Congrats, RJ!
Well, it was bound to happen. Because your humble editor neglected to thoroughly proofread the posted guidelines, the deadline was listed as May 15. For this year only, we will therefore extend the submission deadline from April 15 to May 15. (You’re welcome.) For those of you scrambling to get manuscripts into the mail, relax. For anyone who wants to take advantage of the (accidentally) extended deadline and submit a revised manuscript (not that there’s anything wrong with what you’ve already sent), that’s okay, too.