Spring 2022 Black River Chapbook Competition Finalists & Semifinalists!

Today’s the day: here are the semifinalists and finalists of the Spring 2022 Black River Chapbook Competition! From more than 900 entries, we’ve narrowed it down to 13 collections, which was not easy! We received many compelling manuscripts, and we appreciate every one of you deeply. Thank you for trusting us with your work, and thank you to the BRCC editorial team for your time & care.

An editorial panel consisting of BLP editors and judges (BLP chapbook authors, including previous BRCC winners) read each entry without identifying information. Every entry was kept anonymous until today, so we can unveil the lists to you!

To all the semifinalists, congratulations & thank you!
We will announce the winner from among our list of finalists shortly.


Everything’s a Big Deal for an Ocean–Susan Bruce (poetry)
On Fire For Decades–Emily Lake Hansen (poetry)
Summer 1991–
Jason McGlone (poetry)
Dreams & Two Red Rooms–Abigail Minor (prose)
Ten More Things About Us: Stories–Nancy Welch (prose)
Nighttime–Marina Wilson (poetry)
Annetta In Style–Stacy Bierlein (prose)


Occurrence of a Dream Translated by Animals–M. Cynthia Cheung (poetry)
Bubble Gum Stadium–Jalen Eutsey (poetry)
maybe it’s like this–nora howard (poetry)
Invisible Cartographies–Megan Kim (poetry)
Ghost Forests–Nic Sattavara (poetry)


**If you submitted a chapbook manuscript to our June Open Reading Period, please know that we are still reading and considering submissions, and responses will be sent out on a rolling basis this fall.