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2016 Chapbook Contest: Week 5 Review (finalist feature)

Hi friends! Got some quick updates regarding the editing process (starting things up with our three winners), then a cool announcement!

Initial Editing

As of now, I’ve received updated versions of all 3 winning chapbooks, as well as any pieces the writers thought might go well with their MSS. After looking everything over, I contacted the 3 writers, sending along my initial thoughts and suggestions. During this early phase I’m mostly concerned with minor edits, the placement of pieces within the lineup, and letting the writers know what I especially enjoy. 

I also reached out to Chuck Young, who took some time to read the MSS “live” with Jeremiah and me via FB Messenger, giving us all kinds of initial reactions and suggestions for artists, all the while digging up particular pieces to showcase their strengths. Really impressive to see him conjure +10 different names so quickly, while also talking about color, style, and approachability for their work. Chuck is awesome.

I’ve taken all of Chuck’s notes and compiled them, which I’ll pass along to the writers soon; from there we’ll figure out what clicks, and continue the hunt for cover art!

Cool news: we’ll be hand-numbering all our chaps this year!! I’ve really loved this personal touch (a la Porkbelly Press and others), and think it will really commemorate our two limited print runs (75-100 copies each). CA Mullins confirmed he’ll be handling the contributor copies, and I’ll handle the rest myself once they arrive!

But now:

Finalist Feature

Jeremiah and I really enjoyed the work from the 2016 contest, and wanted to give a little extra love to a few folks in particular–while many stood out, these writers really went the distance!

We invite you to spend some time on our 2016 Featured Finalist page!

See you next week! ❤
-Christopher

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We’ll have a new Tavern post each Wednesday, giving an inside look at the N! process, so stay tuned for more updates!

Here’s the Week Four Review of our Chapbook Contest
The Week Three Review
The Week Two Review
The Week One Review

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

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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