Catches & Stays is a limited-edition chapbook of 13 poems, signed and numbered by Ron Mohring. Each poem begins with a line borrowed from another Seven Kitchens chapbook. Published in November 2022 in a set of 49 copies, this ephemeral collection is part of a larger ongoing work-in-progress. All proceeds will help cap our 2023 ISBN fund.
Since 2007, Seven Kitchens Press has published over 150 poetry and prose chapbooks, with a special focus on LGBTQIA writers. Join Ron Mohring (the press’s founder and the powerhouse who has kept it thriving) along with award-winning Seven Kitchens poets Oliver Baez Bendorf, Iris McCloughan, and Brad Richard (moderator) for readings from their work and a celebration of this extraordinary small press.
Ron Mohring’s Amateur Grief was originally selected by Maureen Seaton as the winner of the Frank O’Hara Chapbook Prize and published by Thorngate Road in 1998. Out of print for 20 years, we are releasing Ron’s first chapbook in a new edition as Number 11 in our ReBound Series. This chapbook is a distilled chronicle of living with, caring for, and ultimately losing a loved partner to AIDS. All sales help support the ReBound Series, created in 2010 to bring out-of-print chapbooks into vibrant new editions.
Seven Kitchens Press seeks poems for its new Homage Series, annual anthologies celebrating the works of great LGBTQ poets. Our inaugural volume will focus on the Alexandrian poet C. P. Cavafy, known for his frank, unapologetic erotics and intimate evocations of Alexandria’s Hellenic past.
Submissions are open to all LGBTQ poets writing in English.
Poems should not simply refer to the life and/or subject matter of the poet’s work but should evoke the style, language, voice, and aesthetic of the poet’s work as contributors interpret it.
Poets may submit up to 3 poems. Previously published poems considered. Submit all poems in a single Microsoft Word file (.doc or .docx) in an attachment to email@example.com. In the body of your message, please include a brief bio and a 2-3 sentence description of your approach to the chosen poet’s work.
Due to a significant number of queries regarding the changed deadline (changed from last year), we’re happy to extend the reading period for the annual Rane Arroyo Chapbook Prize: we will continue accepting submissions through October 31. Please note that work will be considered this year only from writers without previous book or chapbook publication. We use a blind-submission process; editors Ron Mohring and Eduardo C. Corral will read every manuscript received and are looking forward to seeing your work! Full guidelines here.