We have a winner: Spring 2014 Black River Chapbook Competition!

We are beyond thrilled to share the news that Sam Sax is the winner of the Spring 2014 Black River Chapbook Competition for his poetry chapbook sad boy / detective.
sad boy / detective will be published by Black Lawrence Press in fall 2015. We’re so happy to welcome Sam to the BLP family!
Sam SaxSam Sax is a fellow at The Michener Center for Writers & the associate poetry editor for Bat City Review. He is the two time Bay Area Grand Slam Champion & author of the chapbook, A Guide to Undressing Your Monsters (Button Poetry, 2014). His poems have been published or are forthcoming in Anti-, Boston Review, Hayden’s Ferry Review, The Minnesota Review, The Normal School, Rattle, Vinyl, & other journals.
Our finalists and semi-finalists were:
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)