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

Things are happening at the editorial at Black Lawrence Press…the short list for the Spring 2014 Black River Chapbook Competition has been determined, and we couldn’t be more excited to share it! From over 600 entries (our largest and most competitive batch of chaps ever), we’ve narrowed things down to 12 semi-finalists and 7 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 a an editorial panel of 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 annonunce the winner from among our list of finalists shortly.
FINALISTS (alphabetical)
Out of the Mouths of Babes and Sucklings by Douglas Bruton (fiction)
Crybaby Lane by Michael Fischer (fiction)
Wreckage by Jenny Irish (poetry)
Instruction Manual for Little Beasts by Tessa Micaela (poetry)
The Four Deaths of Henry Vide by Daniel Riordan (fiction)
sad boy / detective by Sam Sax (poetry)
inter: burial places by Billie Tadros (poetry)
SEMI-FINALISTS (alphabetical)
Inside My Electric City by Caylin Capra-Thomas (poetry)
Jesse James Days and Other Poems by Kai Carlson-Wee (poetry)
Shenandoah Studies by Joshua Jones (poetry)
How to Build a Radio-belly by Tony Mancus (poetry)
Conversations at the Threshold by Anthony Martin (fiction)
a Milano, il vecchio tedesco – or – Appendix to Vilem Stezka, A Life by Russell Podgorsek (fiction)
The Sticking Place by Zana Previti (fiction)
chickenbone by Andrew Michael Roberts (poetry)
Animalignancy by Brandon Rushton (poetry)
Love Me Tinder by Sarah Sweeney (poetry)
Ask by Jasmine Dreame Wagner (poetry)
Fury & Psalm by Jackie White (poetry)