R139. Crafting the Capital of the Modern Chapbook

F150, Oregon Convention Center, Level 1
Thursday, March 28, 2019
9:00 am to 10:15 am


What defines a successful chapbook—content, impact, beauty, sales? This panel will explore best practices for publishing and marketing chapbooks in today’s literary climate. Experienced chapbook publishers will discuss solutions to common hurdles that presses and prizes face, including sustainability, production, and promotion of these no longer liminal objects. We’ll also consider the future of the chapbook—its expanding forms, genres, and possibilities.



Levis Keltner is the author of the novel Into That Good Night. He has an MFA in creative writing and teaches writing at Texas State University. He is the cofounder and editor-in-chief of Newfound.

MC Hyland runs DoubleCross Press with Jeff Peterson, and is working toward a PhD in English Literature at NYU. She is the author of the poetry collection Neveragainland and several chapbooks, including TOOTHLESS ALTAR, Every Night In Magic City, and Residential, As In.

Dan Mahoney is the editor in chief of Bateau Press. He is the author of the chapbook Quantum Entanglement and the book Sunblind Almost Motorcrash, which is something entirely different.

Kevin Sampsell is the publisher of Future Tense Books, as well as a bookseller (Powell's Books), collage artist, and author. His books include This Is Between Us and A Common Pornography. One of his essays was included in Best American Essays 2013

Allison Tobey is currently the managing editor for Gertrude, which has the distinction of being the longest consecutively published queer journal. She also cocurates the Portland reading series Women Writers Against Trump with her sister-poet, Chrys Tobey.


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