What Are Chapbooks And Pamphlets?
Neon chapbooks will be booklets of up to forty pages in length, each containing the work of a single author or poet. They might contain a series of thematically-linked poems, a single long story, or a collection of linked short stories. Pamphlets will be much shorter booklets, containing just a few poems or a short piece of prose by a single author. They will be distributed for free along with chapbooks and issues of Neon.
Please consider pre-ordering one or all of the recently-announced chapbooks, details of which you’ll find here. Publishing pamphlets and chapbooks is an exciting new venture for Neon, and it’s something we will only be able to continue doing in the future if our current projects are reasonably successful. You can also help to make sure this happens by sharing information about our chapbooks and pamphlets on social media, or subscribing to / purchasing the magazine.
What I’m Looking For
I’m interested in chapbooks and pamphlets that have a strong, specific theme or story. I am less interested in collections of general poetry. I am very keen to see ideas for chapbooks or pamphlets that are “about” something – especially if the thing that they are about is interesting or odd.
Chapbook authors will be paid for each printing of their chapbook, and will receive copies on publication. Their work will be published in print and possibly online, and will remain available indefinitely. I will ask for non-exclusive rights. There will be no payment for pamphlets (as they will be given away for free), but I will send authors a stack of copies for their own use, and will ensure that their work is distributed widely.
How To Submit
Please fill in the form below to propose a chapbook or pamphlet. All form fields are required. There is no need to try and “sell” your work in the description box – in fact I’d rather receive a neutral, accurate description than a blurb. I will get back to you as soon as possible – although this may take a few weeks at busy times.