Morgan Christie’s work has appeared in Room, Aethlon, Hawai’i Review, Little Patuxent Review, the Coil, Sport Literature Association, as well as others, and has been nominated for two Pushcart Prizes. Her poetry chapbook Variations on a Lobster’s Tale was the winner of the 2017 Alexander Posey Chapbook Prize (University of Central Oklahoma Press) and her second poetry chapbook Sterling was released by CW Books. Her first full-length short story manuscript These Bodies was published by Tolsun Books and was nominated for the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award in fiction. Her most recent poetry chapbook when they come was released by Black Sunflowers Press (2021) and is featured in the Forward Arts Foundation’s National Poetry Day exhibit. Her website is: www.morganchristiewrites.com
Rachelle Parker is a Nassawadox born, Brooklyn bred writer. She was selected the winner of the Furious Flower Poetry Prize and third prize in the Allen Ginsberg Poetry Award. She is a fellow of Tin House Summer Workshop Poetry and Callaloo Creative Writing at Brown University. Her work appears in About Place Journal, Rhino Poetry and The Adirondack Review. She is published in the anthologies: The BreakBeat Poets: Black Girl Magic and the Poeming Pigeon: Poems About Food. Spring 2021, she made her photographic debut in Orion Magazine. Her website is: www.RachelleParkerWriter.com
Our finalists are:
Tommy Archuleta – The Arborist (poetry)
Raluca Comanelea – The Art of Surviving in a Glass of Water (fiction)
Nancy Ludmerer – Some Things Happen Twice (hybrid)
Lucia Orellana Damacela – Departures (poetry)
henry 7. reneau, jr. – A Non-Violent Suicide Poem [or, The Saga of The Exit Wound] (poetry)
Anne Walters – Seeking: Serotonin (poetry)
To all our talented submitters – we appreciate the time and effort it takes to put a chapbook together. Thank you for your patience while we considered your works!
Special thanks to our Chapbook Staff: David S. Atkinson, Karen Levy, Tova Kranz, and Christopher Bowen. Thank you for generously donating your time. I’m ever grateful for your insights and thoughtful commentary.
Congrats to our winners and finalists!
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