August 1, 2016

We are thrilled to announce the results of our 2016 chapbook contest! We received over 250 submissions, and the caliber of work was incredible. Our decisions were extremely difficult. This year our final judge, Raegen Pietrucha (our 2015 winner), selected Nick Admussen‘s Neither Nearing Nor Departing as our winner.

In addition to Nick’s manuscript we will also publish Kelly DuMar‘s Tree of the Apple, and Kelly Lorraine AndrewsThe Fear Archives.

This year’s honorable mentions are Sara Adams’ Swallowing Shark, Meg Eden Kuyatt’s Sometimes I Dream of Drowning, Carly Sachs’ Careful, Girls, Robert Okaji’s A Word for Everything or Seven for Nothing, Rachel Bennett’s The Great Underground Empire, Anthony Frame’s Where Wind Meets Wing, Shuly Xóchitl Cawood’s Loves Lost and Other Vanishings, Matthew Haughton’s Live from Ghost Country, Sara Backer’s Scavenger Hunt, and Sarah Cooper’s Fuckery.

We thank everyone who submitted to our contest. You are what keep small presses like us alive. Be on the lookout for our new titles in early 2017. Thanks!

January 8, 2016

Happy to announce that in the next couple of months we will be releasing several new titles, including our MOON ANTHOLOGY! Finally. We apologize for taking so long but we unfortunately experienced some financial setbacks in 2015 that threw us off schedule. But now we are back on track and plan to release the anthology in March, just before AWP (where we hope to see you at our book fair table!)

August 1, 2015

The results of our 2015 chapbook contest are in! We had a record number of submissions this year and the quality of work made our decision-making difficult. Megan Hudgins (our 2014 contest winner) has selected Raegen Pietrucha’s manuscript An Animal I Can’t Name as our 2015 winner.

In addition to Raegen’s work, Two of Cups will be publishing two finalists. Chen Chen’s Kissing the Sphinx and Kelly Morse’s Heavy Light.

This year’s honorable mentions are Rosalynde Vas Dias’ Sweet Herald, Jody Rich’s Excavating the Self, Jory Mickelson’s Driven, Jeremy Paden’s A Breviary of Wings, and Scott Fynboe’s Shooting the People.

Be on the lookout for our new titles late 2015 // early 2016. We thank everyone who submitted. It was our privilege to read your work.

February 17, 2015

Submissions are now closed for our moon themed poetry anthology. Thanks to everyone who shared their work with us! We’re busy reading through all the poems so look for responses over the next several weeks. Thanks again!

December 13, 2014

Check out this lovely interview with Nandini Dhar, author of Lullabies Are Barbed Wire Nations. Find out more about her process and the inspiration behind her book.

November 19, 2014

We are pleased to announce our nominations for the Pushcart Prize!

“Eulogy in Concourse D, Eight Months Later” from Night for Weeks by Teneice Durrant

“When We’re Free, We’re Free” from Lullabies Are Barbed Wire Nations by Nandini Dhar

“Colposcopy” from Crixa by Megan Hudgins

“Pentimenti” from The Girl with the JAKE Tattoo by Gary Leising

Best of luck to our poets!

November 15, 2014

Editor and TOCP founder Leigh Anne Hornfeldt will judge this year’s Pioneer Prize in Poetry for ELJ Publications.

‘ELJ Publications will open submissions for a chapbook poetry prize for no reading fee from December 24th-January 7th each year for publication in April. The competition is open only to English major undergraduates or English Major graduates or students currently enrolled in a graduate program. We are looking for emerging writers and hybrid, experimental, edgy manuscripts. We want the red-headed stepchildren.’

Visit ELJ for submission details.

November 13, 2014

We’ve got another anthology in the works! Since Small Batch was so successful we’ve decided to do it again, this time focusing on the moon. Poems do not necessarily have to be about the moon but must reference it in some way. All styles welcome. Please send 1-3 poems within the body of an email to by February 14th, 2015. If accepted you will be asked for a document file of your poem(s). Previously published material will be considered so please include acknowledgments. Payment is one copy of the anthology.

July 2, 2014

We are thrilled to announce the following winner, runners-up, and honorable mentions for our inaugural chapbook contest. Two of Cups Press will be releasing the first three titles in 2014:

Winner: Megan Hudgins // Crixa

Gary Leising // The Girl with the JAKE Tattoo
Nandini Dhar // Lullabies Are Barbed Wire Nations

Honorable Mentions:
Janeen Pergrin Rastall // From the Night Museum
Barbara Homans //  Straightening Worms and Other Poems by B.
Matthew Haughton // A Clutch of Starlings
ME Silverman // Toward an Ark He Imagines He Built
Sarah Hulyk Maxwell // Play Science

Please be on the lookout for our new titles in the upcoming months. We thank everyone who submitted – it was our pleasure to read your work and we look forward to our next chapbook contest.

May 5, 2014

We are excited to announce that we received over 100 submissions for our inaugural chapbook contest! The response & quality of work has been overwhelming and we are grateful that so many of you trusted us with your lovely manuscripts. Be sure to check this space on July 1 when we announce our winner, finalists, and honorable mentions.

May 2, 2012

Many thanks to Rain Taxi for this favorable Small Batch review!

April 12, 2014

So grateful for this kind Small Batch review by Christina Lovin over at New Southerner.

March 13, 2014

A thoughtful review of Small Batch by Rosemary Rhodes Royston.

February 19, 2014

If you haven’t yet, please check out this Small Batch review by Joseph Nichols of the Bluegrass Writers Studio.

February 13, 2014

Welcome to our space. Here we’ll post whatever our little hearts desire. Reviews, links to what we love, info on forthcoming titles, photos. You never know what might turn up so be sure to check back often.


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