About Us

About Chapbooks

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.

Toulouse Lautrec: The Chap Book

DONATIONS
If you share our enthusiasm for the stories, poems and memoirs on this site, as well as our conviction that authors should be paid for their work, we hope you will consider supporting us with a donation. Details here.

Another way to support us is by purchasing the Kindle or Smashwords version of our echapbooks. Links to these may be found on the e-Store page.

 

 

Jo-Anne Rosen, Publisher/Editor
Jo-Anne RosenJo-Anne's fiction has appeared in Other Voices, The Florida Review, The Dickens, FlashQuake,The Summerset Review, Prick of the Spindle, Pithead Chapel, the anthology 95% Naked and other journals. Two of her stories were performed at the New Short Fiction Series in Hollywood, California in 2014. She is a book and web designer and small press publisher, who established Wordrunner Publishing Services in the 80s, a print chapbook service in the 90s, and Wordrunner eChapbooks in 2008. Her first collection of stories, What They Don't Know, was published in May 2015. For details, see: www.joannerosen.us

Nancy Bourne, Fiction Editor
Nancy BourneNancy's recent publications include stories in The Summerset Review, Forge, The South Carolina Review. Persimmon Tree, Bluestem, Shadowgraph, and other literary journals. See: www.nancybourne.us for an up-to-date list of publications. Before she retired, she represented California public schools as a senior partner in a statewide education law firm. Since retirement, she has been writing stories and teaching English composition to inmates at the California San Quentin State Prison.

Marko Fong, Fiction/Memoir Editor
Marko writes a variety of fiction, creative non-fiction, and occasional poetry. He has published in Memoir (and), Eclectica, Grey Sparrow Journal, Northville Review, The Puritan, Solstice, and several other journals. His fiction has been nominated for a PEN/OHenry prize and three times for a Pushcart.

Amanda Yskamp, Poetry Editor
Amanda is a poet and writer living on the banks of the Russian River. With degrees from UC/Berkeley and NYU, she works as a writing instructor and freelance writer. She has published her writing in such magazines as Threepenny Review, Hayden's Ferry Review, The Georgia Review, and Caketrain. Amanda is also the talented graphic artist who designed the new header for these pages. The handwriting in the collage is George Orwell's.

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