Contests, chapbooks, reviews & other news

Seven Kitchens Press (which reissued my chapbook Slow To Burn last year) is seeking submissions for the Robin Becker Chapbook Prize, awarded annually to two LGBTQ poets. The submission period is open now until April 16. This year's judge will be Elena Georgiou. Complete details and guidelines about the Robin Becker Chapbook Series, can be found at the Seven Kitchens Press website.

Zouch Six Shilling Press, the new book publishing imprint for Zouch Magazine, has released its first title, Beowulf: A Verse Adaptation with Young Readers in Mind by Joshua Gray and illustrated by Sean Yates. Gray’s adaptation uses a scaled down Anglo-Saxon verse form of the original text for his own poem, which was originally published by qartsilluni and edited by poet, editor and translator Alex Cigale. To find out more and order a copy, click this link. Watch for a Five Questions interview with Gray in the near future here at Modern Confessional.

My review of Steve Fellner's excellent poetry collection The Weary World Rejoices is in the latest issue of Gently Read Literature

Dorianne Laux has published a companion chapbook to her brilliant poetry collection, The Book of Men, called The Book of Women through Red Dragonfly Press. It's a limited edition of only 200 copies so click this link if you want to get one before they're gone.

The proceeds from Helen Losse's new chapbook, Mansion of Memory, will go toward the Joplin, MO tornado fund to help rebuild after the devastating storm. Joplin is Helen's hometown. More information at this link.

Many thanks to Ana Božičević and Amy King for their shout out about Remain In Light on the PEN American Center blog.

Speaking of Remain In Light, there's still time to enter to win a free copy of the paperback at Goodreads by clicking the link in the sidebar of this blog or this link. The giveaway ends March 20.


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