Chapbook Consultation

Working on a poetry chapbook? Meet with award-winning author Emily Skillings in her own home—or via video conference—for an intensive, one-on-one consultation to get the manuscript where it needs to go. Emily will discuss your manuscript in detail, speaking to the content and overall shape of the work and matters related to specific poems/sections within it. She’ll provide you with written feedback on the work as a whole and any local comments or edits as necessary, and offer suggestions for revision as well as advice on avenues you might explore for publication.

Sessions will be available during a two-week window from June 16 to June 30, 2019. Once your registration is complete, you’ll work with Emily directly to schedule a time that works best. Chapbooks should be 18 to 32 pages in length. Consultations are for one hour.

Chapbook Consultation Details


Emily Skillings is the author of Fort Not (The Song Cave, 2017), which Publishers Weekly called a “fabulously eccentric, hypnotic, and hypervigilant debut,” as well as two chapbooks: Backchannel (Poor Claudia) and Linnaeus: The 26 Sexual Practices of Plants (No, Dear/ Small Anchor Press). Recent poems can be found or are forthcoming in Poetry, Harper’s, Boston Review, Brooklyn Rail, BOMB, Hyperallergic, LitHub and Jubilat. The recipient of a 2017 Pushcart Prize, Skillings is a member of the Belladonna* Collaborative, a feminist poetry collective, small press and event series. She received her MFA from Columbia University, where she was a creative writing teaching fellow, and has taught creative writing elsewhere at Yale University, Parsons School of Design and Poets House.