What Is a Chapbook?

It has come to our attention the term “chapbook” is not as common as we’d originally thought. We’ve received several emails asking whether we’re publishing anthologies or are accepting submissions for a magazine. In order to set the record straight we must confess that we’re neither an anthology press nor a magazine–we are a chapbook press. Generally we consider a chapbook to be a small, pocket-sized book by a single author. We accept manuscripts from 15 to 40 pages in length (for more on page requirements, please see our call for submissions page).

If you’re still feeling uncertain, we’ve done some poking around on the web and feel the following sites provide good descriptions of the form and history of the chapbook:

It has come to our attention the term “chapbook” is not as common as we’d originally thought. We’ve received several emails asking whether we’re publishing anthologies or are accepting submissions for a magazine. In order to set the record straight we must confess that we’re neither an anthology press nor a magazine–we are a chapbook press. Generally we consider a chapbook to be a small, pocket-sized book by a single author. We accept manuscripts from 15 to 40 pages in length (for more on page requirements, please see our call for submissions page).

If you’re still feeling uncertain, we’ve done some poking around on the web and feel the following sites provide good descriptions of the form and history of the chapbook:

http://jacketmagazine.com/34/gordon-chapbooks.shtml

http://channel.walkerart.org/detail.wac?id=4983

http://www.vam.ac.uk/collections/prints_books/features/Chapbooks/index.html

http://www.allacademic.com/meta/p_mla_apa_research_citation/1/1/0/6/5/p110658_index.html