Here’s an excerpt from my recently published article on IndieReader, “All About Chapbooks” :
With digital technologies, readers have an abundance of options: novels, articles, novellas, short stories, long form journalism, and more. But what about lesser-known forms of literature? Chapbooks have been around since medieval times, when European salesmen, or chapmen, moved from town to town selling goods and eventually books.
Today chapbooks tend to be produced by small, independent presses, such as Rain Taxi and Red Bird Chapbooks. Most presses also publish chapbooks via contests. A few of the bigger contests include Sunken Garden Poetry, Slipstream, and DIAGRAM.
Read the full article here.