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2016 Chapbook Contest: Week 1 Review

Friends! We’d like to extend a tremendous thank you to everyone who submitted their work to this year’s Chapbook Contest!! Though we were blown away last year to see 80 submissions in our inbox, 2016’s contest brought 102 MSS (even more than we originally thought)!!

First came phone calls and texts and FB messages between Jeremiah and myself, as we pitched dates and details, planning a launch time that would work with both of our travelling + work schedules (while also dodging AWP!). March has been busy-busy, but we found the right 48 hours to open the floodgates, and only later did we realize we’d repeated history, starting on the 23rd like last year!

And so one week ago today we woke at 5:15am, updating the websites and social media with queues and tags, editing posts while still yawning, checking with various communities to get everything announced and rolling before we both had to run along to other obligations!

By the end of Wednesday, we had 34 submissions. The following day we received the remaining 68! And as of now, all 102 MSS have been loaded into our managing page, ready for Jeremiah and I to start reading, rereading, and commenting!!

We intend to have a new Tavern post each Wednesday, giving you all an inside look at the N! process, so stay tuned for more updates! CHEERS ❤

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Filed under: 2016 chapbook contest, N! News, Poetry

About the Author

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Christopher Morgan is a Lebanese American prose poet who grew up in Detroit, the Bible Belt of Georgia, and the San Francisco Bay Area, where he currently lives and co-manages Nostrovia! Press. The author of two chapbooks, “Shadow Songs” (Sad Spell Press 2015) and “Fables with Fangs” (Ghost City Press 2016), and the Reviews Coordinator at Alien Mouth, his work has been published at Gargoyle, A cappella Zoo, Voicemail Poems, Bartleby Snopes, DOGZPLOT, and Fruita Pulp, among others. He loves hiking in the redwoods, aphorisms, and happy hour margaritas.

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