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 (!) :
Our Own Soft
"the truth is i’ve burnt the sheets in all of my poems but i never could bring myself to light the match or throw them away"
katie clark is twenty years old and from the south. currently, katie studies anthropology and creative writing in the pioneer valley. they have worked with as220 and vagabond city lit in order to take part in conversations around what it means to make/be/participate in an artistic community.
Order Our Own Soft
–Joanna Valente, Marys of the Sea (The Operating System)
–Emily O'Neill, Pelican (YesYes Books)
check katie reading a poem from their n!p chap in the rain(!):
"...I dream for the queer future most of all that exists..."
Alain Ginsberg (they/them) is a writer, performer, barista, and bartender from Baltimore City, MD. They are a Taurus sun, Aries rising. Other works include “Until The Cows Come Home” published by Elation Press (2016), and publications with various journals, magazines, and anthologies.
–Linette Reeman, writer, performer, Aries
–Erin Taylor, writer, interviews for Maudlin House, Sagittarius
CHECK ALAIN READING AN EXCERPT FROM THEIR N!P CHAP(!):
Everytime I Park My Car I Feel Like I Am Doing Something Wrong
"legally, companies and factories have more of a right to pollute and poison the air than the rest of us do of breathing clean and safe air and if that doesn’t make you angry then literally what the fuck is wrong with you"
joseph parker okay lives in tucson. he’s the author of my phone is about to die and i hope it takes me with it and also the founder of spy kids review and 2fast2house.
CHECK JOSEPH READING A STORY FROM HIS N!P CHAP(!):
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