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Wordrunner eChapbooks

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  • About this Magazine:

    Wordrunner eChapbooks is a hybrid of literary journal and online chapbook, the latter featuring mini-fiction collections by one author that are also available as ebooks. Our annual online journals are themed anthologies of prose and poetry. All authors are paid.

  • Editor(s): Jo-Anne Rosen, Linda Saldaña, Nick Valdez, Richard Gustafson, Amanda Yskamp
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Submission/Subscription Information:

  • Format: E-pub, Online
  • Genres: Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
  • Simultaneous Submissions: yes (see website)
  • Reading Period: 1/1-2/28, 5/1-6/30
  • Response Time: 2-3 months
  • Payment: yes (see website)
  • Contests: no
  • Founded: 2010
  • Issues Per Year: 3

Publisher's description: Wordrunner eChapbooks is a hybrid of literary journal and online chapbook, the latter featuring one author. Our aim is to make high quality writing available free or at very low cost, much like the original chapbooks that were hawked in the streets of 18th and 19th century London for pennies. Web publications are our 21st century chapbooks. In many issues, hyperlinks to photos, videos, background articles, maps, poetry, and artwork add new dimensions to the online reading experience.

We are focusing on fiction now, but have published memoir and poetry collections and may do so again. Once a year we publish a themed anthology of fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry (also available in pdf format). Our chief criteria are excellent writing and emotional complexity.

We showcase diverse and talented writers, whether they are emerging newbies or old hands with a long list of publishing credits. All publications are available in the Archive section of our easily navigated website.

Since 2014 the single-author ehapbooks have also been released as e-pubs, and we are now planning paperback editions for those readers who would rather not read from a screen.