TWO winners will be selected for our second Alta California Chapbook Series, with 8-12 original poems to be published as bilingual chapbooks. Previous winners include Nicholas Reiner and Crystal AC Salas. Series editor: Emma Trelles. Final judge: Francisco Aragón. Send poems in English OR Spanish by October 3. Full details on Submittable.
Grief Logic, by Crystal AC Salas, was selected by Emma Trelles as a winner of the Alta California Chapbook Prize.
Levitations, by Nicholas Reiner, was selected by Emma Trelles as a winner of the 2022 Alta California Chapbook Prize.
Selected for the first Spacks Prize “Editor’s Choice” Award
What’s Up, Gunpowder?
Academy of American Poets has recognized as a Poet Laureate Fellow Emma Trelles, Santa Barbara Poet Laureate Fellow! Emma is the series editor for Gunpowder’s Alta California Chapbook Prize. Gunpowder is committed to bringing the words of Latinx poets to as wide an audience as possible. Thank you to the Academy of American Poets for […]
Gunpowder Press welcomes Santa Barbara’s first Youth Poet Laureate, Madeline Miller! We are honored to present her poem below. america in june america, i love youwith no stars in my eyeslove like each cell of my own bodydying out of duty, letting me live. love like a mothercleaning the feces off her infant childboth of […]
Other recent announcements:
- Congratulations to Kundai Chikowero, Santa Barbara’s first Youth Poet Laureate Ambassador
- Final Days to Enter
- Carol Decanio Abeles Emerging Poets Prize winners announced
Barry Spacks Poetry Prize
Congratulations to Catherine Esposito Prescott! Her manuscript Accidental Garden was selected by Danusha Laméris as the winner of the 2022 Barry Spacks Poetry Prize.
Gunpowder Press is very excited to announce that the award for the 2022 Barry Spacks Poetry Prize has been increased to $1,000, thanks to a generous gift given by an anonymous donor in recognition of Barry. We are so honored to continue his legacy of support for other poets. Barry loved playing with numbers (for […]
More Spacks Prize news
- Starting January 1, 2022: Spacks Prize open for manuscripts
- Todd Copeland selected for 2021 Spacks Prize
- Lynne Thompson to serve as final judge for the 2021 Spacks Prize