Sunday, January 28, 2018

Lineup for the 2017/2018 Season

We’re usually posting this in early January, rather than nearly the end of January.  There were some scheduling complications, for sure, but . . . also a little bit of procrastination. 

I want to again thank everyone who submitted.  We had a really competitive pool of manuscripts.  Usually, there are six of seven finalists, but we had ten this year.  We could’ve had more, but we had to draw the line somewhere.  The plan was to select three for publication, but we went with four.  A lot of that had to do with the parity of the finalists, but there was also so much range between the chapbooks we selected. 

The plan (again) was to have the “winning chapbook” debut at AWP in Tampa, including a reading.  And that’s happening, but we’re not calling it the “winning chapbook” because most of the finalists weren’t going to be able to attend AWP, so it wasn’t exactly fair to make the decision that way.  However, Monica Prince’s manuscript was honestly one of our favorites.  So, her chapbook will be featured in March at AWP.  Following every six to eight weeks, we’ll have other chapbooks from Sarah Nichols, Peycho Kanev, and Mike Sikkema. 

We’ll have more details about upcoming chapbooks and our AWP poetry reading very soon!

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