2017 Chapbook Series
Check our online store, as 2017's chapbooks are being snatched up quick, & we're already dwindling on copies available. Scroll down to see links for "our own soft" by Katie Clark + "Loathe Love Lathe" by Alain Ginsberg + "every time I park my car I feel like I'm doing something wrong" by Joseph Parker Okay.
As always, they're available for sliding-scale donations <3
12/29/17 UPDATE: & now this year's chaps are also available as free PDFs to download & read! Scroll down to grab a copy if you're unable to pay for the print version. Much love for the support y'all threw us throughout 2017. If you dig the words of this year's authors, tossing that love towards a review on Goodreads (links below) is much appreciated. Looking forward to the words to come, cheers!
Thank you for your support! As our third chapbook contest took off, we were excited to see 129 submissions hit our inbox within the usual 48hr window. This page is our central hub to share updates in-regards to this year's contest / publishing production, but Christopher Morgan has also started a N! Tavern series exploring under the hood details of how we're running this.
Like last year, winners debut have the option to represent themselves & N! on stage at any shows we attend this year & next. Following their debut, the books will be distributed online + taken across country with our traveling bookstore, Books & Shovels.
In 2016 we hit gatherings in Tucson + New Orleans + Brooklyn + San Francisco Lit Crawl + This Lil Lit Fest + the NYC Poetry Festival. Thru our travels & sales, we use a 'pay-what-you-can' rate to better provide an accessible amp for our authors + to avoid clipping potentially excluding price-tags to lit's throat.
& huge shout out to Craig Mullins of Bottlecap Press joining up with us again to print--& that love's extended to Hattie McLean + Heather Danforth + Kritsa Esse for working the cover art <3
Nostrovia! is thrilled to announce our three winners for the 2017 Chapbook Contest (!) :
check katie reading a poem from their n!p chap in the rain(!):
CHECK ALAIN READING AN EXCERPT FROM THEIR N!P CHAP(!):
CHECK JOSEPH READING A STORY FROM HIS N!P CHAP(!):
If you’re interested in providing reviews, hit us up at: nostroviachapbooks[at]gmail[dot]com. Every person who gets their review posted will be thanked with a free print copy, which are being produced by Craig Mullins at Bottlecap Press. Craig helped out last year, spending a ton of time adjusting printing specs to best showcase the chapbooks, & we're stoked to resume working with him thru 2017.
2017 TEN FINALISTS
Be sure to check our Featured Finalist page to read a piece from each of these chapbooks! We have a lot of love for everyone here <3
- Katie Clark - our own soft
- Eric Cline - the moth and when it calls
- Alain Ginsberg - Loathe/Love/Lathe
- Anna Lewinmeister - As If
- Joseph Parker Okay - every time i park my car i feel like i’m doing something wrong
- Timothy Otte - feathermucker
- Danielle Perry - oh you libra
- Mason Shreve - Y’all
- T. Stores - Cemetery Walk
- Rachelle Toarmino - RACHELLE, BABY