What is a mini-chapbook?
It's what Bitten in the Wake of Dusk is - a one-page print out that can be folded to take form of a six to seven page book.
I was researching more into this because I wanted to know a few things such as:
- How often is a mini-chapbook used?
- What are the best techniques to assure quality printing?
- Are there small presses that publish mini-chapbooks?
- Are mini-chapbooks profitable?
- Is it better to D-I-Y my mini-chapbook?
- How can I make a mini-chapbook more visually appealing?
Well now that I have an idea for a new post (coming soon!), I wanted to share a little tip while googling this topic. I discovered new resources!
Some writers may feel sometimes that they have ran out of resources from their typical hub of sites. I know that I have been feeling that way. As introduced in Day 292, I often feel like I am running out of places to submit my chapbook. I decided to not compromise my manuscript unless it was absolutely necessary (finding my ideal press would be my compromise). This means that my resources for submissions has shrunk greatly.
Now I have been revitalized with new leads! While some of the sites I visited did not answer the questions I had about mini-chapbooks, they did make me aware of presses I have not heard of before. A few new ideas have also started brewing in my head and I have discovered new writers along the way. All positives that came through a somewhat disappointing google search.
There were some disappointments in the discoveries I made as well. Some presses that I looked into are no longer actively seeking submissions while others have that depressing requirement of shorter manuscripts. Don't let the negatives you discover get you down! I found a handful of perfectly good opportunities and so will you when you start to google what peaks your curiosity.
So today's lesson my loves is to find opportunity in everything you do. You may find something that will help your projects or cause inspiration.
Enjoy your Saturday!