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  • Barbara Jane Reyes
    SEVEN KITCHENS PRESS http://sevenkitchens.blogspot.com announces the 2008 ROBIN BECKER CHAPBOOK PRIZE for an original, unpublished manuscript in English by a
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      announces the 2008 ROBIN BECKER CHAPBOOK PRIZE for an original, unpublished
      manuscript in English by a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual or Transgendered writer.

      Prize: $100 plus 25 copies.

      Submission deadline: Postmarked between March 1 and May 15 of each year.

      Eligibility: Open to all L/G/B/T poets writing in English (no translations,


      Any poet who identifies as L/G/B/T is eligible to submit to the Robin Becker
      Chapbook Award. The manuscript itself need not address L/G/B/T themes, though
      such work is welcome; there are no restrictions on content or form. Seven
      Kitchens Press publishes chapbooks of mainly poetry, but short fiction, prose
      poems, and anything in between are also welcome for consideration in
      this series.
      The final judge for this series is Robin Becker.

      Submit a paginated manuscript of 16-24 pages (not including front matter).
      Include two cover pages: one with the manuscript title, author name, address,
      e-mail and phone number; the second cover page should have the
      manuscript title
      only. Include a table of contents page. Include, if applicable, an
      acknowledgments page for work previously published.

      Please include, on a separate page, a brief (100-150 words) biographical
      note. The author's name must not appear in the manuscript. All
      manuscripts will be
      blind judged, meaning all identifying material will be separated from the
      manuscripts as they are logged in. Manuscript titles and their log
      numbers will
      be posted on the web site [http:// sevenkitchens. blogspot. com]
      (remove spaces
      from URL) as they are received.

      Simultaneous submissions are accepted, but please notify us promptly if your
      manuscript is accepted elsewhere. Submissions must be posted between March 1
      and May 15, 2008. The winning manuscript will be announced on or before August
      15. Manuscript finalists will also be announced, and may be eligible for
      publication in the chapbook series.

      Manuscripts will not be returned. E-mailed submission is preferred, but you
      may send via regular mail. Do not staple or bind your manuscript. If you are
      sending by mail, please use a binder clip and mail flat in an 8.5 x
      11 envelope.
      If you are sending by e-mail, please send one document in Microsoft Word
      format (.doc or .rtf files are ideal); you must include the words
      "Robin Becker
      Chapbook" in the subject line of your e-mail.

      Include a $12 reading fee with each manuscript you submit (multiple
      submissions are welcome). Checks should be made payable to Ron
      Mohring. Online payment
      may be made via PayPal to sevenkitchens(at)yahoo.com (replace (at) with @).
      Each entrant will receive one copy of the winning chapbook, to be published
      before December 31, 2008.

      The winner will receive $100 and 25 copies of the chapbook. Additionally, the
      publisher will distribute ten review copies and will solicit online reviews
      of the chapbook. Send your manuscript:

      ~ by e-mail, as a Microsoft Word attachment, to: sevenkitchens(at)yahoo.com;
      ~ by mail to Ron Mohring, Publisher; PO Box 668; Lewisburg PA 17837.


      Robin Becker serves as poetry editor for the WOMEN'S REVIEW OF BOOKS and is a
      professor of English and Women's Studies at Pennsylvania State University.
      She is the author of six collections of poems, including GIACOMETTI'S DOG
      AFFECTION (2006), all from the University of Pittsburgh Press, and of
      the chapbook
      VENETIAN BLUE(Frick Art & Historical Center, 2002).

      Her honors include the 1997 Virginia Faulkner Prize for Excellence in Writing
      from PRAIRIE SCHOONER magazine and fellowships from the Mary Bunting
      Institute of Radcliffe College, the Massachusetts Artists Foundation,
      and the National
      Endowment for the Arts. Her work has received numerous Pushcart Prize
      nominations, as well as the 1997 Lambda Literary Award. In 1998 she
      was Visiting
      Scholar at The Center for Gay and Lesbian Studies at The City
      University of New
      York. In 2007, she was the Sandra and Gary Sojka Visiting Poet at Bucknell

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