2017 Sequoia House Chapbook Prize Winner


The winner of the 2017 Sequoia House Chapbook Prize will be revealed shortly. So check back soon.

The Square Meal Project

Also, check back for our next call for submissions. We will be looking for all kinds of art for the Square Meal project, a unique art project about lunch and life, and which will help benefit school lunch programs.

And in case you are interested in submitting for the next Sequoia House Chapbook Prize in 2018 (the deadline will likely once again be toward the start of June), here is the information for the 2017 Sequoia House Chapbook Prize. Most of it will still be relevant in 2018. You can always get started early!


“Aleppo under snow” Reading and Broadside

The above is a video of Justin Alley reading his poem, “Aleppo under snow,” at the 2017 Writers’ Ruckus. You can find out more about Justin Alley here.

Moreover, Sequoia House is offering for purchase a signed and numbered limited edition broadside of “Aleppo under snow.” Proceeds will go to Save the Children’s Syrian Children’s Relief Fund, which directly helps children and families in Aleppo and elsewhere in Syria. Continue reading

Sequoia House Chapbook Prize Deadline

I just wanted to remind people that the official deadline for the Sequoia House Chapbook Prize is coming up June 1. However, the deadline has been extended to June 9 for those who need extra time. I encourage anybody who has something they have been thinking of submitting to take this chance to do so. Here are the full guidelines.

Reading at the Writers’ Ruckus

I’ll be reading this coming Thursday (April 20, 2017) at the Writers’ Ruckus at the College of San Mateo. It starts at 2:00 p.m. and is in the Bayview Dining Room in Building 10. Come if you can!

I might also do a plug for the Sequoia House Chapbook Prize and have a few chapbooks to sell.

Wish us all luck!

Mission mission


I spent a wonderful day in San Francisco last weekend, primarily going to various places in the Mission. I stopped by Owl Cave Books. They’re located on a block set aside for “Art, Hobby & Business,” as the modern metallic sign above the row of shops says. While I browsed Owl Cave’s assortment of international small press publications, my significant other spied on the cats in a cat inn next door. Diversions for all! And as always, I dropped off some flyers for the Sequoia House Chapbook Prize at Owl Cave, evangelized them on the project, learned more about their history and their rather ambitious work. Continue reading

Flyers at Flax


I dropped off a stack of flyers for the Sequoia House Chapbook Prize at Flax Art & Design in San Mateo. Maybe some of you are familiar with the voluminous Flax store in San Francisco. A little over a year ago I was pleased to see them bring some of their helpful know-how and well-honed selection of art supplies down to the Peninsula. Whenever I’m trying to solve some materials problem they always have expert advice to bring to bear. I’m sure that when it comes time to design the Sequoia House Chapbook Prize winning chapbook I will turn to them once more.

(The above picture is taken from flaxartsanmateo.com.)