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Wordrunner eChapbooks

Wordrunner eChapbooks has published 25 online chapbooks — 10 fiction, 5 memoir and 5 poetry collections, each featuring one author, and 5 themed anthologies by multiple authors. Wordrunner is pleased and proud to be showcasing these diverse and talented writers.

Theme for next submission is “Devices” (technology’s impact on our lives and relationships):  Fiction, memoir and poetry.

There is no fee to submit and authors are paid.

Submissions will open from November 15 through January 15, 2016.

Guidelines will be posted after November 15, 2015. Note from Marlene:  Start writing now, so you have time to revise, edit and submit.

Jo-Anne Rosen is the publisher/editor of Wordrunner. Jo-Anne’s fiction has appeared in many publications.  Two of her stories were performed at the New Short Fiction Series in Hollywood, California, on October 12, 2014.

Jo-Anne is a book and web designer and a small press publisher. Jo-Anne established Wordrunner Publishing Services in the 80s, a print chapbook service in the 90s, and Wordrunner eChapbooks in 2008.

Jo-Anne will read from her short story collection, What they Don’t Know, on Monday, October 12, 2015, 6:00-8:00 p.m at Gaia’s Garden in Santa Rosa, CA, along with Susan Bono, Wind Hughes and Mara Lynn Johnstone.  For reservations: email Jeane Slone:

About Chapbooks

A few hundred years ago, chapbooks were pamphlets of popular tales or ballads, hawked in the streets for pennies. 21st century echapbooks are the contemporary equivalent with the potential for reaching many more readers than do limited print editions.


If you share enthusiasm for the stories, poems and memoirs on this site, as well as the conviction that authors should be paid for their work, please consider supporting Wordrunner with a donation.

Why should you donate? Wordrunner does not charge a fee for submissions nor subscriptions, nor are there any advertisements on this site. Simply excellent and engaging reading.

“If you share our enthusiasm for the stories, poems and memoirs we’re publishing, as well as our conviction that authors should be paid for their work, we hope you will consider supporting us with a donation.”

Another way to support Wordrunner is by purchasing the Kindle or Smashwords version of the echapbooks. Links to these may be found on the e-Store page.

Rosen.What They Don't KnowNote from Marlene: Jo-Anne Rosen is a tireless supporter of writers, writing classes/workshops, writing events. . . all things writerly. She collects, formats and produces Sonoma County Literary Update. If it’s about writing and it’s in Sonoma County, Jo-Anne has it listed here.

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