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What is a chapbook? A few hundred years ago, chapbooks were pamphlets of popular tales or ballads, hawked in the streets for pennies. 21st century echapbooks are the contemporary equivalent with the potential for reaching many more readers than do limited print editions. See Marko Fong's two-part manifesto on electronic chapbooks (Historical Perspective and Now and Future), published October 19-20, 2012 in the Flash Fiction Chronicles.
In 2014 Wordrunner eChapbooks will publish three fiction collections, each featuring one author, in July, September and October.
We will accept submissions for a multi-authored, themed anthology of fiction, memoir and poetry beginning in November. We are also looking for memoirs (by one author) from open submissions throughout the year.
We don't simply post stories and memoir in these pages. We collaborate with authors to edit their work and each collection has its own professional design. All authors are paid and there are no submission fees. (But donations will always be appreciated!)
Honoring the "E" in echapbook, hyperlinks to photos, videos, background articles, maps, poetry and artwork add a kind of immediacy that only web-based publication can provide.
Previously published echapbooks may be read in the ARCHIVES.
Please visit the site again and often. We will be offering our readers a wide variety of original, high quality writing in the years to come.
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The featured echapbook for summer 2014 is Distortions, a novella by Alison Turner.