Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Results of the Open Chapbook Reading Period

We are very pleased to announce the following:

Chapbooks forthcoming from Bloof   
Packing by Hailey Higdon 
WindowBoxing by Kirsten Kaschock
Nonstop Pop by Becca Klaver
scenes from the lives of my parents by Pattie McCarthy 
Poems Are the Only Real Bodies by Jennifer Tamayo 
This Is What It Is Like to Be Loved by Me by Jared White

We will be telling you more about these poets and their chapbooks as we begin working together on the projects.

The first chapbook in the series will be scheduled for later this year, and the remainder throughout 2013. Each will be released in a limited edition of 100 printed copies, with digital versions thereafter.

We would also like to recognize the following poets:

Finalists in the 2012-2013 Open Chapbook Reading Period  
Allyson Boggess, The Heck Point 
Tina Brown Celona, Letters from the Underworld 
Todd Colby & Joanna Penn Cooper, Age of Wonder 
Joanna Penn Cooper, Crown 
Marisa Crawford, 8th Grade Hippie Chic(k) 
Jessica Dyer, Uterus Poems 
Tim Earley, Catfish Poems 
Jess Rowan, the living 
Kate Schapira, Dogbook 
Nicole Steinberg, Undressing 
Dawn Akemi Sueoka, Not One Thing but Every Thing 
Paige Taggert, Smothered in Emu Milk

We got many more submissions than we expected--a thrilling circumstance. Some of us have been reading submissions for a long time (decades even), and could hardly believe how exceptional these projects and proposals were. What a pool!

We understand each submission to be gesture of support for what we are doing here. We thank everyone who shared their work with us.


Unknown said...

do you have a pre-payment plan for someone to buy all the chapbooks and if so how much

shanna said...

Hi Bill. We're planning to keep them between $5 and $8 but it's hard to say at this point. As we finalize the designs and price the materials I'll have a better idea and will come up with a bundle deal. I'll be sure to let you know! Thanks for the idea.

shanna said...

Hi, we do now have a chapbook subscription set up. Sorry it took us a while! The first one is available as of today, and the others to follow. See the details here:


Thank you!

Thomas said...


shanna said...

This is last year's announcement. We will be making the announcement for 2014 chapbooks very soon!