Bull City Press is pleased to announce that we will be publishing two chapbooks submitted during our summer 2016 Chapbook Open Reading Period: Little Climates by L. A. Johnson, and Everything, Then and Since by Michael Parker.

Welcome to this week’s BULL PEN where we gather good news about our BCP friends and family. –Noah Stetzer 


Emilia Phillips’, BCP author of Beneath the Ice Fish Like Souls Look Alikean editors’ selection from the 2014 Frost Place Chapbook Competition, poem “To the Neighbor Boy with his Father’s Hunting Rifle, Begging Police to Shoot” appears at Lunch Review.

Tommye Blount

Tommye Blount

Tommye Blount, BCP author of What Are We Not For, coming soon in 2016, has four poems appearing at Four Way Review.

Chiyuma Elliot’s, participant in the Grind Daily Writing Series, “Seventh-Inning Sermon” appears at Women’s Voices for Change.

Khadijah Queen

Khadijah Queen

Khadijah Queen, participant in the Grind Daily Writing Series, appears at Poor Claudia with her poem, “Any Other Name.”

Anders Carlson-Wee, BCP author of Dynamite, selected by Jennifer Grotz as the 2015 Frost Place Chapbook Competition winner, was named a finalist in the Narrative 8th Annual Poetry Contest.


Happy Birthday, Dynamite!

by Anders Carlson-Wee

Winner of the 2015 Frost Place Chapbook Competition


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The 5th Annual Frost Place Chapbook Competition Final Judge is Diane Seuss.

Submission Period: October 1, 2016 – January 5, 2017.

Application Fee: $28.00.

Applications are only accepted online unless other arrangements are made with The Frost Place office.

Look for the link to our submission manager, as well as information about summer programs at The Frost Place, on the home page of The Frost Place website: