Current Issue

Nowhere Is Always Somewhere

Our featured echapbook for September 2017, Nowhere Is Always Somewhere, is a compelling collection of six tales by short story master Robert Earle.

Also available as a Kindle:  

Nowhere Is Always Somewhere: Six Stories by Robert Earle

and on Smashwords

What are we looking for in submissions?
Click for Duotrope interview.
Also see Jim Harrington's Six Questions blog, and an
interview with Jo-Anne Rosen on Flash Fiction Chronicles.

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.

Listed at Duotrope

Submissions for single-author echapbook collections are currently closed and will re-open again in June 2018.

Fiction, memoir and poetry will be considered for the spring 2018
echapbook anthology by multiple authors, to be published in March 2018.

The theme will be rites of passage, any kind of passage through life, time or space. Perhaps you have just the story or poem or personal narrative already at hand or perhaps this will inspire you to write one. We look forward to reading your work.

Submissions will be open from December 1, 2017 through January 31, 2018. A link to Submittable will be posted December 1.

Submit up to three poems or a short story, novel or memoir excerpt, or personal essay (1,000 to 5,000 words). There are separate categories for each genre (poetry, fiction, nonfiction). Note that really long poems are not suitable for this venue. Send us your best.

Work should not have been previously published with this exception: If you are submitting poems, at least one submission to the anthology issue should be previously unpublished, either online or in print (excluding self-published pieces). If a second or third poem is submitted, they can be reprints. Please submit all your poetry in one file.

Submit ONE FILE (Word doc or docx, RTF or ODT), which includes title (or titles, if poems) in the file name (but NOT the author's name). 

Simultaneous submissions are acceptable, but only one submission per author. Please notify Wordrunner e Chapbooks if your work is accepted elsewhere. We prefer that you withdraw the submission, if need be, from your Submittable account.

Do not include any identification in the submitted document, as these readings will be blind.

The cover letter should include a brief bio and a list of some previous publications, though this will not be read until after we have decided what might be included.

Payment: $100 for collections, $5 to $25 for poems, stories and essays published in the annual anthology.

Submission fee: $2 for poems; $3 for prose

All rights revert to authors.

Note: By submitting to Wordrunner eChapbooks, you are also signing up for the quarterly emailed announcement of newly published echapbooks. We will never give out your e-mail to anyone else. You can always opt out of the mailing.

If you are not submitting at this time, click here to sign up online for email reminders of each issue and upcoming submission deadlines.