Open Reading Period Semi-Finalists Announced


In this landmark year, Sundress Publications celebrates both its 15th birthday and first open reading period for full-length poetry manuscripts. From the overabundance of strong and engaged work submitted, we are excited to announce our seventeen semifinalists:

Iron Ardent by Sheila Black

Hands That Break & Scar by Sarah A. Chavez

The Wolf Declassified by Carlo Matos

Before Isadore by Shannon Elizabeth Hardwick

Turning In the Virgins by Theodora Ziolkowski

Hagia Animalia by Sara Biggs Chaney

Chapel by Jaclyn Dwyer

They Were Bears by Sarah Marcus

Strange Fish Something Fierce by Brandi Homan

Big Thicket Blues by Natalie Giarratano

The Knowledge Weapon by Annette C. Boehm

Lucky Break by Melanie Figg

The Trouble with New England Girls by Amy Miller

Remake by Colleen Abel

Krakatoa Picnic by James Heflin

How to Swallow the Sun by Julia Kolchinsky Dasbach

Swan Hammer by Maggie Graber

Congratulations, poets!

And thank you to everyone who submitted. Finalists and the three winning manuscripts will be announced by the end of October!

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