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Mission Statement / Editorial Focus
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. Our aim is to make high quality writing available free or at very low or no 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.
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Primary Editor/Contact Person
essays, fiction, nonfiction, poetry
All submissions are via Submittable. Presently we have two reading periods per year, of two months each. We read blind, accept simultaneous but not multiple submissions, and charge a $3 fee. No reprints or genre fiction.
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions
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Simultaneous Submissions Accepted
1 - 1 months
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Publish Print Anthology?
How Did You Arrive At Your Current Position?
I founded the magazine.
What Is The Staff Structure At Your Magazine/press?
Five volunteer readers/editors, including myself. As publisher I handle web design and promotion for issues and calls for submissions.
Do You Have Any Cover Letter Advice?
We read "blind" and don't see the cover letters until after decisions are made. A bio is appreciated.
How Are Submissions Processed In Your Magazine/press?
We accept submissions via Submittable. For the fiction collections, we have a gateway system where first readings are assigned (by me) to one of five readers. Then all of us read the maybes. We confer via zoom on final selections.
What Do You Look For In A Submission?
Emotional complexity and nuanced characters. A well-crafted piece.
What Advice Do You Have For First-time Submitters?
We welcome first-timers. Polish and polish, and don't give up.