Fall 2018 Black River Chapbook Competition Finalists & Semi-Finalists!

Black Lawrence is excited burst through this wintery cold snap with an exciting announcement: we have the short list for the Fall 2018 Black River Chapbook Competition! From close to 600 entries we’ve narrowed things down to 15 semi-finalists and 8 finalists. (As always, this was definitely not easy! We read and agonized over many more than these 23 exciting, well-crafted entries. There are excellent manuscripts that aren’t reflected in this list, and there were a few chaps we loved that were withdrawn along the way. We appreciate every one of 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)

The Introvert’s Guide to Dreams by Brian Clifton (poetry)
Every Little Iliad by Jean Gallagher (poetry)
Dyke (geology) by Sabrina Imbler (fiction)
25 Trumbulls Road by Christopher Locke (fiction)
It’s not over once you figure it out by Isaac Pickell (poetry)
My dad is housed inside a whale by My Tran (fiction)
Rare Earth by Kelsi Vanada (poetry)
Fina’s Dream by Jill Widner (fiction)

SEMI-FINALISTS (alphabetical)

death of the dandelions by Amy Bilodeau (poetry)
forsook… by Chad Broughman (fiction)
Tell Me I’m Lying by Caitlin Corrigan (fiction)
It’s Becoming A Lot More Difficult To Feel Unchanged by Adam Edelman (poetry)
What Splits Us by Mark Farrington (fiction)
Prayers Before the Moon by Marlin Figgins (poetry)
Drowning Lessons by Kate Garklavs (fiction)
Lint Daughter by Karen Holman (fiction)
Brand New Ways by Blaize Kaye (fiction)
Footnotes by Angie Sijun Lou (poetry)
Requeening by Amanda Moore (poetry)
True Mistakes by Lena Moses-Schmitt (poetry)
Parrot Flower by Kimberly Priest (poetry)
After the Storms by Barrington Smith-Seetachitt (fiction)
A Middle Eastern No by Jill Widner (fiction)