We are stoked to announce the lineup for Volume 8 of our limited-edition Summer Kitchen Series. Each title appears in an edition of only 49 copies: each author gets 25, and the remaining 24 copies are sold to fund the series. These can go quickly–sometimes within 24 hours!–so stay tuned for the publication announcement (we hope to bring out all four titles in August).
- 8.01: Don’t Ask Why by Michelle Ortega of Basking Ridge, New Jersey.
- 8.02: Rubbing Shoulders with the Greats by Devon Balwit of Portland, Oregon.
- 8.03: Death Salon by Robert Julius of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
- 8.04: Nothing But Time by Joanne Epp of Winnepeg, Manitoba.
Please join us in welcoming these poets to Seven Kitchens Press!
Let’s throw open the reading window for this year’s Summer Kitchen Series! You have two weeks–from now through February 14–to send in your chapbook manuscripts. We will select two manuscripts for inclusion in this year’s series, published this summer (hence the name).
What? That’s it! Guidelines are linked above. Dazzle us!
What do Jeff Oaks, Daniel Nathan Terry, Guillermo Castro, Ed Madden, Robin Reagler, Jonathan Bracker, Mary Meriam, Christina Pacosz, Liz Ahl, John Keene, Alec Hershman, and Susan Austin have in common? –They all published limited-edition chapbooks in our Summer Kitchen Series, yeah. But they ALSO went on to publish with us again!
Get your foot in the screen(ing) door: we’ll be selecting two manuscripts this February for inclusion in this year’s Summer Kitchen Series. You’ve got a month to get ready!
We’re not ready to say goodbye for the summer–not until we share the last two titles in our Summer Kitchen Series! Today’s release, Requiem, is by Susan Austin, who will have a second chapbook with Seven Kitchens Press in 2020. Requiem is Number 4 in volume seven of this limited-edition series. Only 24 copies will be sold by the press, so get yours now!
Summer’s not over yet! Volume Seven of our limited-edition Summer Kitchen Series continues with the release of John Repp’s new chapbook, Madeleine Wolfe–A Sequence, as Number 3 in the series. We’re so happy to publish John’s work again (his chapbook, Big Conneautee, came out in June of 2010 and is still available here).
Only 24 copies will be sold by the press, so get yours now!
Volume Seven of our limited-edition Summer Kitchen Series continues with the release of Rae Gouirand’s new chapbook, Jinx, as Number 2 in the series. We’re thrilled to publish Rae’s poems. Only 24 copies will be sold by the press, so get yours now!
We’re happy to announce the publication of Lucas Jacob’s new chapbook, Wishes Wished Just Hard Enough, as Number 1 in the seventh volume of our limited-edition Summer Kitchen Series. Only 24 copies will be sold by the press, so get yours now!
6/22 update: This chapbook has sold out. Thank you for your amazing support of this poet and his work!
Thanks so much to everyone who sent in manuscripts for our first-ever pop-up submission window. We’ve selected five chapbooks to appear in volume 7 of our limited-edition Summer Kitchen Series this July. Congratulations to these poets:
- John Repp, for Madeleine Wolf–A Sequence
- Rae Gouirand, for Jinx
- Doug Paul Case, for Contemporary Aesthetics
- Susan Austin, for Requiem
- Luke Jacob, for Wishes Wished Just Hard Enough
Look for ordering information this June, including a very-limited-edition bundle option to grab all five titles!
Since launching the Summer Kitchen Series back in 2010, I’ve always hand-picked the featured titles from manuscripts that didn’t quite make it into our other series. This year, just to shake things up, we’re going to open up to direct submissions for this series. And we’re doing it right now.
Now through February 28, you can send your chapbook manuscript to be considered for the 2019 Summer Kitchen Series. At least three titles may be selected, and the chapbooks will appear this summer in our limited-edition series: 49 copies are printed, the poets get 25, and the press offers up the rest to our eager fans.
Summer Kitchen titles, unlike the rest of our catalog, do not receive ISBNs and the print run does not exceed 49 copies: when they’re gone, they’re gone.
Titles in this series feature covers designed from vintage and antique fabrics; here is a mock-up of one cover we expect to produce this year:
How do I send my manuscript? you ask. It’s easy. Just email your doc file to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line Summer Kitchen Series. You can check out full guidelines here. And remember: this window closes at midnight on February 28–so send us your work now!
What better way to launch August than with five new chapbooks? Our hot, limited-edition Summer Kitchen Series drops today, with fresh titles by Jill McCabe Johnson, Alyse Bensel, Beverly Voigt, Scott Honeycutt, and Jacob Budenz. Please join us in welcoming these poets to Seven Kitchens Press.