Friday, February 11, 2011

What’s a Chapbook, Anyway?

Last weekend, the AWP (The Association of Writers & Writing Programs) Annual Conference was held in Washington, D.C. It consisted of four days full of panels, meetings, and drinking (or so I heard).

I skipped the panels, meetings, and drinking, and went to the Bookfair instead. I didn’t count but there had to be close to a bazillion booths and table displays to check out. Being a “genre” writer, I never realized just how many literary journals, magazines, reviews, small presses, university presses, MFA programs, writing coops, and other related “literary” things existed.

I was astounded, to say the least.

It’s nice to know there are a ton of fresh and innovative publishers/publications out there, both in print and on-line, providing outlets for creative writing of all stripes.

Kinda made me wish I was more creative.



Anonymous said...

Alan - I wouldn't say at all that you're not creative. But I agree, there is so much out there in terms of journals, publishers, and the like. It's bewildering, isn't it?

Terry Odell said...

But you didn't answer the question! What IS a Chapbook?

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Elizabeth Spann Craig said...

It's amazing to see what all is out there! And the number of online journals and mags is growing, too.

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