What an honor it was to read for our first chapbook contest over at Sable Books. The competition was brilliant, and it was such a pleasure to see the many perspectives and ideas and themes that people are writing about in their poetry. I’ve spent the last weeks with the poems, and I want to give tremendous thanks to everyone who entered and put themselves out there.

We’re down to the finalists, whose manuscripts are now with our final judge. Congrats to finalists Bianca Diaz, Ralph Earle, Laura Foley, Lois Marie Harrod, Paul Jones, Tracy Mishkin, Mary Barbara Moore, and Carolyn Moore.

Best wishes and good luck!
— Melissa