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2016 Chapbook Contest: Week 12 Review

Hi everyone! Took a break last week, but we have exciting news: as of yesterday, the entire first print run has arrived!

Above Shot of Boxes (cropped)Also very happy for Emily, Elle, and Bob to have their CCs, and for me to be all loaded up for handling presales!! If you’ve already ordered some of our 2016 chapbooks, expect them to be arriving at your doorstep in the next few weeks, as I’ll be bundling + shipping pretty much everyday for a while 😉

Video Poems (recap!)

Wanted to make sure all of you got a chance to check out these amazing video poems, courtesy of our three 2016 chapbook winners:

“Seventeen” by Bob Sykora

“Soft Monstrosity” + “Poem for Brunch…” by Emily O’Neill

“the moon” by Elle Nash 

Special Thanks

And lastly, I wanted to take this moment to thank everyone:

  • those of you who submitted again (or for your first time) to our chapbook contest
  • our ten featured finalists and three winners for their passion and talent
  • CA Mullins of Bottlecap Press for his printing support as always (keeping things chill and manageable)
  • Chuck Young for his willingness to help + tremendously good taste in art
  • our three cover artists: Pat Perry, Ryan Humphrey, and Aniela Sobieski), for producing beautiful work + being willing to work with my limited budget
  • Beach Sloth and Beyza + Isabelle at Probably Crying Review, for being true N!P allies and friends of the community
  • Jeremiah, for believing in me + handling F.A.L.D. + Books & Shovels while I worked on this contest
  • my sweetheart Sam, for putting up with all the days + evenings + weekends I spent making this happen! ❤
  • and all of you who have supported our press and writers in any way


We’ve got +250 chapbooks already accounted for (lol!), but if you’d like to order from our 2nd print run while they’re still around, check our online Nostrovia Store

Otherwise, as always–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 Eleven Review of our Chapbook Contest (Bob’s video poem)
The Week Ten Review (Emily’s video poem)
The Week Nine Review (Elle’s video poem)
The Week Eight Review (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)




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