Fall 2013 Black River Chapbook Competition Finalists & Semi-Finalists!

Drum roll please…the short list for the Fall 2013 Black River Chapbook Competition is chock full of chapbook-y goodness, and we couldn’t be more excited to share it! From over 400 entries, we’ve narrowed things down to 10 semi-finalists and 8 finalists. (Perhaps needless to say, there were more than a few really exciting chapbooks that don’t appear here. We love you. Please keep making our job difficult.) To all the semi-finalists, congrats & thank you! We’ll now be re-reading and re-re-reading our list of finalists and will select the winner from among them shortly.
FINALISTS (alphabetical)
these tornadoes by Ruth Baumann (poetry)
Music Lessons by Tasha Cotter (poetry)
A Taxonomy of the Space Between Us by Caleb Curtiss (poetry)
Crybaby Lane by Michael Fischer (fiction)
Morbid Curiosities by Rebecca Meacham (fiction)
…Still Here by Patrick Parr (fiction)
Glassland by Jessica Poli (poetry)
Unbinding the Body by Emma Sovich (poetry)
SEMI-FINALISTS (alphabetical)
What Rises by Iver Arnegard (fiction)
Tiny Brides by Erin Costello (poetry)
Remakes by Adam Crittenden (poetry)
Courtship by Austin Eichelberger (fiction)
Reframing the Gruesome and the Everyday by Jeremy Hawkins (fiction)
Vicissitudes, CA by Bryan Hurt (fiction)
Your Stupid Fortune Gives Me Stupid Hope by Caroline Crew and Chris Emslie (poetry)
Like Water by Sheila McMullin (poetry)
Universal Robots by Jay Orff (fiction)
In Share of Light by Eszter Takacs (poetry)