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  Chapbook - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Chapbook is a generic term to cover a particular genre of pocket-sized booklet, popular from the sixteenth through to the later part of the nineteenth century.
Chapbook can mean anything that would have formed part of the stock of chapmen, a variety of pedlar.
The term chapbook was formalised by bibliophiles of the nineteenth century, as a variety of ephemera.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Chapbook   (2067 words)

  
 Chapbook - LoveToKnow 1911
At the end of the 15th century there was a large popular literature of farces, tales in verse and prose, satires, almanacs, andc., stitched together so as to contain a few leaves, and circulated by itinerant booksellers, known as colporteurs.
Most early English chapbooks are adaptations or translations of these French originals, and were introduced into England early in the 16th century.
The chapbooks of the 17th century present us with valuable illustrations of the manners of the time; one of the best known is that containing the story of Dick Whittington.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /Chapbook   (369 words)

  
 Coda June/July 1983
Edward Koren's New Yorker cartoon supplies the best definition of a chapbook, "a slender volume of poems." Although chapbooks come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and qualities, the one common denominator is the number of pages between their covers—rarely will they exceed twenty-five pages of verse.
The irony, however, is that the publication of a chapbook may disqualify a poet from entering a competition open only to poets who have yet to publish their first book.
Chapbooks may be doomed by an economy that does not support poetry, but on the other hand, chapbooks may flourish as they fill the vacuum caused by major presses turning their backs on poetry altogether.
www.pw.org /mag/articles/a8306-1.htm   (1697 words)

  
 What is a "chapbook"?
A chapbook is an item of popular literature, as would have formed part of the stock of a chapman, i.e.
Poets and writers will often create chapbooks of their work in order to get it into the hands of their audience faster than they could through other publishing means.
From a historical perspective, a zine may be a type of chapbook that grew out of popular culture in the 1980s and 1990s.
www.autumnbridge.com /main/C269647332/E2103399839/index.html   (583 words)

  
 chapbook requirements
Chapbooks are small books, a form of publishing central to poetry communities.
This reflective essay will serve as the introduction to your chapbook (whether you include the essay in the chapbook or separately) by discussing the poetry you are presenting.
A B chapbook will be successful in a number of the ways described above, but is lacking in one or more areas, and a C chapbook is lacking in several areas.
www.willamette.edu /~ksand/chapbook.html   (736 words)

  
 chapbook - HighBeam Encyclopedia
CHAPBOOK [chapbook] one of the pamphlets formerly sold in Europe and America by itinerant agents, or "chapmen." Chapbooks were inexpensive—in England often costing only a penny—and, like the broadside, they were usually anonymous and undated.
The texts were similar to those of current tabloid newspapers and therefore reveal much about the popular taste of the 16th, 17th, and 18th cent.
The term is occasionally used to refer to old manuscripts showing national character through the use of vernacular expressions.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/c/chapbook.asp   (225 words)

  
 Uccelli Press 2005 Chapbook Contest Guidelines
Requirements: Chapbook manuscripts should be between 24 and 32 pages and an additional table of contents, title page, and acknowledgements page listing any work previously published.
If the manuscript is simultaneously submitted and subsequently wins another chapbook competition or is accepted for publication by another press, the entry fee is not refunded.
Chapbooks from Uccelli Press are 5.5" x 8.5", saddle stapled, and will include cover art chosen by the publisher.
www.uccellipress.com /WRITERS/2004chapbookcontest.htm   (330 words)

  
 The Scottish Chapbook Project -- G. Ross Roy on Chapbooks
Since the Brash and Reid chapbooks were sold individually at a penny and gathered into volumes of twenty-four titles with a volume title page and a table of contents (in all ninety-nine were issued) the printers were obliged to keep all the titles available.
Given that we assume 24-page chapbooks to have been single sheets which were sold without paper wrappers, it seems highly improbable that the printer would have cut the sheets, for to have done so would have obliged him to open and stitch the chapbooks.
And since chapbook readers were quite used to uneven paper, Gaskell's further objection that in folding a 12mo 'the top edges of four of the leaves were formed by the edge of the sheet, and the deckle edges of hand-made paper were frequently uneven',
www.sc.edu /library/spcoll/britlit/cbooks/cbook2.html   (3789 words)

  
 IU Lilly Library Chapbook collection
The Lilly Library Chapbook Collection has at its core 1,900 chapbooks from England, Scotland, Ireland, France, and the United States, which were part of the Elisabeth W. Ball collection of children's books, received by the Library in 1983 from the Ball Foundation.
Although chapbooks in some form have existed virtually since the invention of printing, the vast majority were printed in the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries.
In America similar chapbooks appeared with decorated, colored paper wrappers, and were often designated as "Albany Edition" or "Mark's Edition." Because of the poor quality of printing and coloring, and the generally insubstantial nature of such pieces they are included in this collection of chapbooks.
www.indiana.edu /~liblilly/chapbook.shtml   (695 words)

  
 Chapbooks: How to put one together and some examples.
Chapbooks: How to put one together and some examples.
This manuscript is the 2004 Portlandia Chapbook Contest Winner, under the leadership of Portlandia's Chief Editor, Karen Braucher.
This manuscript is the 2002 Portlandia Chapbook Contest Winner, under the leadership of Portlandia's Chief Editor, Karen Braucher.
www.baymoon.com /~ariadne/chapbooks.htm   (459 words)

  
 Chapbook Marketing: A How-To
Chapbooks provide an affordable option for readers to own your work when they might not be able to afford a $24.95 book.
Chapbook credits can support tenure applications (depending on who the publisher is and sometimes the process for selecting manuscripts).
Chapbook publishing might be the “what you do for love” element of your life as a poet.
www.puddinghouse.com /chapbookmarketing.htm   (2863 words)

  
 Poets World Chapbook Press Catalogue
Poets World Chapbook Press is a start to finish small press service for all of your chapbook needs (which includes book design, printing and binding).
A Chapbook is a small book which contains, poems, stories, memoirs, tracts, ballads and popular tales.
Chapbooks are also good for publishing cookbooks, song lyrics, novel excerpts, plays, sketches, essays or any other kind of short fiction or non fiction.
www.geocities.com /chapbooks2/catalogue_page1.html   (176 words)

  
 The Scottish Chapbook Project -- What is a Chapbook?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
Growing out of an earlier tradition of inexpensive ballad literature, eighteenth- and nineteenth-century chapbooks were small publications that contained songs, poems, political treatises, folk stories, religious tracts, and all manner of short texts.
Printers sold their chapbooks to itinerant peddlers called "chapmen," who in turn sold them to consumers.
Closely related to the chapbook were two other forms also hawked in the streets during the same period.
www.sc.edu /library/spcoll/britlit/cbooks/cbook1.html   (407 words)

  
 The Paris Review - The Writer's Chapbook   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
The Writer's Chapbook is a fund of observations by writers on writing.
These range from marvelous one-liners (Eugene O'Neill on critics: "I love every bone in their heads"; T.S. Eliot on editors: "I suppose some editors are failed writers—but so are most writers") to expositions on plot, character, and the technical process of putting pen to paper and doing it for a living.
There is such a diversity of opinion in the Chapbook that it may be hard to construct a composite writer out of the material at hand.
www.parisreview.com /viewbook.php/prmMID/5389   (336 words)

  
 NMP chapbooks   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
The chapbook is an old and intimate form.
The material available in a chapbook is usually digestible in one sitting, is a smaller constellation of art.
Our chapbooks are offset-printed (rather than letterpressed; some fine presses print letterpress chapbooks, which end up being significantly more expensive—though lovely!—and require a different approach to the chapbook as a form).
newmichiganpress.com /nmp/chapbooks.html   (168 words)

  
 Quentin R. Howard Poetry Prize -- Wind Magazine
The prize for a chapbook was awarded to Angelo Verga of New York City.
His chapbook, Across the Street from Lincoln Hospital, was published in 1995 by the New School Chapbook Society.
She is the author of two prize-winning chapbooks before this one, and is a former editor of Passages North.
windpub.com /books/chapbooks.htm   (707 words)

  
 DIAGRAM >> Chapbook Contest
Though we are a small press with fairly limited resources, we are devoted to producing striking and elegant (when appropriate to the subject matter) chapbooks, and we keep them in print.
Chapbook manuscripts do not necessarily have to be diagrammatic (though the diagrammers among us do enjoy those).
Since our resources are limited, we generally do not print four-color chapbooks.
thediagram.com /contest.html   (714 words)

  
 Shadow Poetry (Shadows Ink Publications) -- Chapbooks -- Interior Design of a Chapbook
Chapbooks may include any of the following: title page(s), dedications, acknowledgements, about the author page, and/or a table of contents.
It is always a wonderful gesture to dedicate a collection or other works to a loved one, good friend, or someone who has inspired you in your work.
This would be an excellent place to tell your readers a little bit about yourself, who has had a great influence in your life, why you got started in your craft, etc. You may also add a picture of yourself here as well.
www.shadowpoetry.com /chapbooks/design.html   (423 words)

  
 Springfed Chapbook Series
FootHills Publishing is seeking submissions for a series of chapbooks that features poets who have not yet published a book or chapbook of poetry.
Each poet can also purchase additional copies of the chapbook at a 50% discount, though there is no obligation to do so.
Chapbooks will be hand-stitched using quality stock and will retail for $6.00.
www.foothillspublishing.com /id25.htm   (455 words)

  
 RI Poetry Premier Poets Presents... A Reading-Fest
The Premier Poets Chapbook Series, published in RI since the early 90’s, is holding a reading fest to honor the chapbook poets and celebrate the publication of Chapbook No. 30, a major milestone.
A chapbook of nine poems, A House on Her Back, was recently published in the Premier Poets Chapbook Series.
She is the author of two chapbooks and has been published locally in Crone's Nest Magazine and the Newport Review.
riroads.com /news/20051109chapbook.htm   (1074 words)

  
 Poets & Writers: Report #7: What is a Chapbook?
With the resurgence of the spoken word in today's literary world, a chapbook is an easy means of staying in your audience's mind long after the reading.
Although most often collections of poetry, fiction chapbooks are occasionally printed with one long story or two short ones.
A few small presses will print limited edition, letterpress chapbooks with woodcut illustrations, and a few will insert their chapbooks in their literary journals, which have a set distribution to subscribers, bookstores, and newsstands.
www.pw.org /RPRT7.htm   (262 words)

  
 Mintiper's Chapbook - Part 8: Grandfather Tree
Mintiper Moonsilver is one of the legendary bards of the Forgotten Realms, and tales of his adventures have long been recounted around hearthfires across the North in musical, poetic, and narrative forms.
Transcribed in Silverymoon's Vault of the Sages by the Keeper of the Vault, Mintiper's Chapbook is a compilation of the Lonely Harpist's ballads, poems, and tales.
Constructed along the lines of the elven tree-cities found elsewhere in the High Forest, Ghostand is a thriving community of more than 350 Uthgardt barbarians that is emerging as a trade center for the inhabitants of the surrounding forest.
www.wizards.com /dnd/article.asp?x=dnd/mc/mc20010829h   (4731 words)

  
 The Center for Book Arts ~ Poetry Chapbook Competition
The winning manuscript will be chosen in April 2005 and will be awarded with the publication of a beautifully designed, letterpress-printed, limited-edition chapbook printed and bound by artists at the Center for Book Arts.
She is also the author of four chapbooks, most recently The Seagull (Center for Book Arts, 2001).
She has been the recipient of a national award from the Poetry Society of America, a Fulbright Scholarship to Italy, and several fellowships to Yaddo and The Virginia Center for the Creative Arts.
www.centerforbookarts.org /residence/index_2.html   (508 words)

  
 Chapbook Competition   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
The Prose Chapbook Competition deadline is October 15th of each year.
Manuscripts must be 28-32 pages in length, including the acknowledgements page (listing prior publications of poems included in the chapbook) and the table of contents.
Manuscripts must be 28-36 pages in length, including the acknowledgements page (listing prior publications of poems included in the chapbook) and the table of contents.
homepage.mac.com /inkwellliterary/chapbook.html   (411 words)

  
 About Wordrunner Chapbooks
The chapbook press is located in a home office in Petaluma (40 miles north of San Francisco).
It is my pleasure to prepare books of poetry or short stories for fellow writers, and to see the list of books in print grow each year — since 1997 when a long-time dream became reality: publishing quality chapbooks at low cost.
Two chapbooks are listed on the Books in Print page.
www.wordrunner.com /chapbook/about.htm   (170 words)

  
 The Center for Book Arts
The edition is limited to 100 signed and numbered copies, ten of which are reserved for the author and the remainder of which will be offered for sale through the Center.
Each year we also publish a chapbook by one of the Competition's judges.
You can purchase these chapbooks below, and besides getting a beautiful book of outstanding poetry, you will be helping to support this internationally acclaimed program.
www.centerforbookarts.org /newsite/bookstore/chapbook.asp   (381 words)

  
 WriteDesign - Chapbook Rubric and Essential Ingredients
three: memoirs from the memoir project; quotes that serve to introduce the spirit of each section within the chapbook or illustrate the story of the chapbook; examples of other forms of writing, including poetry, exerpts from shortstories, vignettes, or other works worthy of sharing your story; and clear evidence of revision and editing.
Uses typography as imagery and/or photography or art/illustration to unite the theme of the chapbook.
A technique of composing a work of art by pasting on a single surface various materials not normally associated with one another, as newspaper clippings, parts of photographs, theater tickets, and fragments of an envelope.
www.writedesignonline.com /assignments/chapbook/rubric.htm   (754 words)

  
 Meeting of the Minds Publications||Chapbook Enterprises || a division of IGFM Studios
The third element is Meeting of the Minds Publications which is a literary magazine as well as a full chapbook press.
Within the last two years, we’ve added chapbooks and a printed version of the journal, as incentive to our authors that have demonstrated a growth.
The theme of the chapbook is dark and gothic.
www.chapbookenterprises.50megs.com /intro.html   (1252 words)

  
 Object: Chapbook   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
These small, inexpensive paper booklets, known as chapbooks, were the main recreational reading matter for the adult poor and children of all classes in the eighteenth century.
Chapbooks were largely responsible in this period for keeping alive and transmitting traditional fairy tales, folklore, and nursery rhymes, and they served as a welcome alternative to the moralistic and didactic pamphlets of the time.
They also signaled the beginning of a children's literature that accommodated a child's size and interests.
rmc.library.cornell.edu /Paper-exhibit/chap.html   (114 words)

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