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Summer Kitchen Series is open

We’re kicking off the new year and throwing open the window for entries to our limited-edition Summer Kitchen Series: now through January 31, send us your poetry manuscripts. Previous poets selected for this series include Crystal Boson, Mary Meriam, Ed Madden, Guillermo Castro, and Steve Bellin-Oka–see the full list and complete guidelines here.

New title release: Lisa Hammond, Lily Watch

We’re thrilled to release the fourth and final chapbook in our not-quite-on-schedule Summer Kitchen Series: Lily Watch by Lisa Hammond is now available!

The Summer Kitchen Series features limited-edition titles: only 24 of the 49 copies produced of each title will be sold by the press; the other copies go directly to the poets.

Please join us in celebrating Lisa’s new work!

New titles released: Claeys/Goepfert, DiPietro, Morris

We’re very happy to release three chapbooks this weekend from our long-delayed Summer Kitchen Series: This Hard Business of Living by Patrice Boyer Claeys and Gail Goepfert, And Walk Through by Anthony DiPietro, and Abide by Ellen Birkett Morris are now available as #1, #2, and #3 in Volume 9 of our series. The 4th title, Lily Watch by Lisa Hammond, will be released the first week of November.

These are limited-edition titles: only 24 of the 49 copies produced of each title will be sold by the press; the other copies go directly to the poets.

Please join us in celebrating these poets and their work!

2021 Summer Kitchen Chapbook selections

We’re delighted to announce the lineup for the 2021 Summer Kitchen Series, consisting of six poets and five chapbooks. Thank you to everyone who sent in manuscripts for consideration this month: the quality was such that we decided to go ahead and make selections for all four available slots.

Please welcome to the Seven Kitchens Press family:

  • Patrice Claeys & Gail Goepfert, for This Hard Business of Living
  • Lisa Hammond, for Lily Watch
  • Darius Atefat-Peckham, for How Many Love Poems
  • Anthony DiPietro, for And Walk Through
  • Ellen Birkett Morris, for Abide

Titles are scheduled for release in June and July. Only 24 copies of each chapbook will be available through Seven Kitchens Press. If you’ve purchased a 2021 subscription, you’ll receive the first numbered copies.

Summer Kitchen Series–we’re opening the window on February 1

Once again, we will open the submission window for our Summer Kitchen Series from February 1 through February 14. From these manuscripts, we will select up to two titles for this year’s series, to be pubished (when else?) this coming summer. Full guidelines can be found here. We look forward to reading your work!

New release: Summer Kitchen Series: Ortega, Balwit, Julius, Epp

We’re stoked to release this year’s titles in the Summer Kitchen Series: Don’t Ask Why by Michelle Ortega, Rubbing Shoulders with the Greats by Devon Balwit, Death Salon by Robert Julius, and Nothing but time by Joanne Epp. Each title is limited to 49 copies: 25 go to the author and 24 are sold to fund this series. Order yours now!

Summer Kitchen titles selected for Volume 8

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!

The Summer Kitchen Series 2-week window is (very) open!

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!

Summer teaser

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!

New release: Susan Austin, Requiem (Summer Kitchen Series)

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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!