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2016 Chapbook Contest: Week 9 Review

Hi everyone! Today we share our first video poem from the 2016 series (with more planned each Wednesday this month), plus some quick updates about orders + proofs.

Video Poem!

First up is Elle Nash, sharing her opening piece: “the moon”

And here’s the text:

The Moon (text)

You can preorder “I Can Remember the Meaning of Every Tarot Card But I Can’t Remember What I Texted You Last Night” by Elle Nash here

Presales (1st week recap)

Last week we announced presales had begun, and you all really showed your enthusiasm. By comparison: last year, after 5 days of sales, we had 17 orders–this year, we had 25 orders at the end of our first day! Thank you, thank you.

As of now we’ve received 40 purchases, so after we send along 25 contributor copies to the three winners + 10 to the artists, we’re already halfway through our first print run. Wow! So while we will be doing a second print run later this year, if you’d like a first edition copy, check our store and pay whatever you’d like 🙂  

We encourage everyone to check our bundle deal of all three chapbooks (suggested at $12), as all three winners have fantastic work.

Finalizing Print Proofs

I received the print proofs from Craig on Friday and looked them over. While the covers looked amazing, I made lots of little corrections to the interiors: decreasing margin size (had been playing it *too* safe), increasing font ~2 sizes across the board (better readability), broadening ToCs, etc.

After sending along the adjusted files Saturday afternoon, Craig ran yet another wave of proofs late that night, confirming everything looked perfect! So I’ve been really happy, having finally made all three chapbooks perfect both inside and out, as they should be.

Reminder: all copies this year will be hand-numbered! Winners will receive the first 25 copies, and from there I’ll go numerically based on orders received.

Much love, and see you next week!❤


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 Eight Review of our Chapbook Contest (covers revealed + presales!)
The Week Seven Review (final editing for proofs)
The Week Six Review
 (major editing)
The Week Five Review
 (featured finalists)
The Week Four Review (judging winners)
The Week Three Review  (judging finalists)
The Week Two Review (reading chapbooks)
The Week One Review (initial contest results)

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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