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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.
Beginning in 2014 Wordrunner eChapbooks will publish one collection of fiction each spring, featuring one author, and a multi-authored, themed anthology of fiction, memoir and poetry in the winter. We will also publish occasional echapbooks of fiction or memoir (by one author) from open submissions.
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 winter 2014 is Talk in the Reading Room, a memoir by Nils Peterson.