Becoming a Poetica Publishing Author: Chapbooks
What is a Chapbook?
A chapbook is a small collection of poetry (also prose/short stories/essays), generally no more than 40-50 pages, that often centers on a specific theme; it’s typically fully bound, full color cover, format well-suited to smaller print runs. Individual works within the manuscript may have been previously published. Producing a chapbook is an excellent way to give audiences a sampling of your writing. Publishing a chapbook does not exclude that set of works from inclusion in a larger volume; most publishers of book-length volumes of works will include works previously published in a chapbook.
What we Publish:
We publish books by all writers, of any affiliation or background, on any experience.
(We also publish full collections of poetry, prose, essays, and short stories - inquire about this option)
5 ½ by 8 ½ trim size for chapbooks
Copy in 12 pt. with headings in 14 pt.
All white paper - Full color cover
40 pages of works (poetry/prose/essays...etc)
10 pages of other (such as copyright, acknowledgment, dedication, about the author, etc)
Partnering with you to create a quality book
Listing your book for sale on Poetica website
You hold all rights and keep all royalties
Promotion to 7K confirmed subscribers
Colorful e-flyer to share via email
Promotion on our social media page
Editing and Production
Poetica strongly recommends that you hire someone to edit your completed chapbook manuscript.
Your edited manuscript should be submitted in a doc. file.
You will also need to provide a cover illustration/art.
Editors will work with you to discuss fonts, paper stock, cover designs, and illustrations.
There are various options like getting a ISBN, a bar code, listing in books in print, editing, text design,
cover design, web page – each item carries a cost
Author receives one free unbound copy to review before print
Publishing agreement is signed
Authors work one-on-one with the editors
Chapbooks sell for $12.00 each
Cost to Author:
30 to 100 @ $5.00
101 and over @4.50
Please submit with a cover letter; tell us about the collection and your vision for your book.
*We also publish full collections - please contact the editors for details: PoeticaPublishing@aol.com