Fall 2014 Black River Chapbook Competition Finalists & Semi-Finalists!

It’s announcement time! We’re excited to share the short list for the Fall 2014 Black River Chapbook Competition. From over 500 entries we’ve narrowed things down to 10 semi-finalists and 1o finalists. (Perhaps needless to say, there were more than a few really exciting chapbooks that don’t appear here. And a few chapbooks that we loved along the way that have already found other homes. We appreciate you deeply. Please keep making our jobs difficult.)
Entries were read blind by an editorial panel consisting of judges (previous BRCC winners and published finalists) and BLP editors. Entries were kept blind until today–so we can unveil the lists to you!
To all the semi-finalists, congrats & thank you! We will announce the winner from among our list of finalists shortly.
FINALISTS (alphabetical)
year of ageless summer by Michael Abraham (poetry)
Here, Everywhere, Ghosts by Michael Fischer (fiction)
The Epistles of Oil and Water by Jane Huffman (poetry)
Seven Boxes for the Country After by Janet McAdams (poetry)
The Smell of Good Luck by Meg Pokrass (fiction)
Radio Silence by Philip Schaefer and Jeff Whitney (poetry)
Human Arrangements by Sara Schaff (fiction)
Muscle Memory by Cindy St John (poetry)
Movie Star with Rainbow Snow Cone by Talin Tahajian (poetry)
Adventures in Property Management by Chelsea Werner-Jatzke (fiction)
SEMI-FINALISTS (alphabetical)
Letters to Mao by Jennifer Cheng (poetry)
To Drown in All This World by Kat Gonso (fiction)
Turn by Mandy Gutmann-Gonzalez (poetry)
Last Days of the Microsaur by Kelsie Hahn (fiction)
Colloquy with St. Mary of Egypt by Derek Mong (poetry)
…Still Here by Patrick Parr (fiction)
Grieve Elsewhere by Daniel Riordan (fiction)
My Radar Data Knows It Things by Lytton Smith (poetry)
Love Me Tinder by Sarah Sweeney (poetry)
Tanner, North Carolina by Sally Whitney (fiction)