Welcoming Les Kay to Chapbook Review!

We’re pleased to announce that Les Kay will be joining Chapbook Review as our new editor, taking over managing and editing duties from founding editor Neil Aitken.  Neil will continue on in a consulting capacity as an admin, but will be devoting more of his time to his editing responsibilities at Boxcar Poetry Review and Have Book Will Travel.

Les brings with him a love of the chapbook form, extensive writing and editing experience, and an enthusiasm for independent presses and the art of book design.  We look forward to hearing more from him in coming weeks as he shares his vision for Chapbook Review.  With Les’ help, we hope to offer interviews, reviews, craft essays on chapbook design, and other features.  Keep an eye on the News section (see menu) for more details.


Les Kay is the author of the full-length poetry collection At Whatever Front (Sundress Publications, 2016) as well as the chapbooks Badass (Lucky Bastard Press, 2015) and The Bureau(Sundress Publications, 2015). He is also a co-author of the collaborative poetry chapbook Heart Radicals (ELJ Publications, forthcoming 2016). His poems have been published widely in journals such as Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review, The McNeese Review, PANK, Redactions, Santa Clara Review, South Dakota Review, Whiskey Island, and The White Review. Les currently lives and works in Cincinnati and also volunteers as an Associate Poetry Editor for Stirring: A Literary Collection. You can find him online at www.leskay.com.

 

Call for Cover Images / Other News

Call for Cover Images

I’ve been thinking of ways to improve the visual first impression of the site and am considering featuring (in a rotating fashion) the covers from a variety of chapbooks published in the past year.  If you’d like your chapbook cover to be included, email me an image file (jpg, gif, bmp, or png).  You can send your covers to editor@chapbookreview.com.

Other News

We’ve been busy adding chapbooks, publishers, and other info to our database over the last week or so (thank you for helping us build a better resource!).  Please take the time to check out some of the latest additions (new profiles are up for Damaged Goods Press, ELJ Publications, Crisis Chronicles Press, Blood Pudding Press, and NightBallet Press).  I hope to have the profiles for the chapbook releases up in the next week or so.

 

 

Chapbook Review Update (Dec 16, 2015)

Chapbook Review is an online resource that brings together links to chapbook-related reviews, contests and publishers, as well as providing a collection of book announcements about new and upcoming chapbooks beginning with the 2015 calendar year.

We’ve added a number of chapbooks, publishers, and contests to our listings over the last couple of weeks. Please feel free to use the online forms provided to submit other additions to our database.

Chapbook Review is Live! (Again)

We’re officially launched!

The lists of chapbook contests, publishers, and places that accept reviews are all back up – but we could use your help to flesh out the lists.  Please share this site with your friends, colleagues, and students — and encourage authors, publishers, and editors to submit updates to our database.

We’re currently seeking information on chapbooks published in 2015 or ones that are due out in the new year.   Be sure to submit your chapbook information through this link.

Chapbook Review is Coming Soon

 

We are pleased to announce the upcoming launch of Chapbook Review — an online resource that brings together links to chapbook-related reviews, contests and publishers, as well as providing a collection of book announcements about new and upcoming chapbooks beginning with the 2015 calendar year.

The site is still in its very early stages, but we hope in the next few weeks to add to our lists with your assistance.  Please take a moment to look over the site and send us any additional links (review sites, contests, or publishers) or book announcements of new chapbooks.  We’ll do our best to update our lists as quickly as possible.

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Do we actually review chapbooks here?

Short answer:  No.

Long answer:  Well, not exactly.  Instead of doing the actual reviewing, we post links to online reviews of chapbooks and host lists of new & forthcoming chapbooks, sites and journals that review chapbooks, chapbook contests, and chapbook publishers.