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Zines and the World of Do-it-Yourself & Small Press Publications

This zine provides history, context, and resources for students and faculty seeking to learn more about alternative publications as protest, as alternative culture, as art practice, and as community resource. Zine publishing and creation is more popular t

Chapbooks and Literature

Chapbook is a nineteenth-century term derived from traveling peddlers known as chapmen who sold, among other items, booklets called chapbooks, many of which plagiarized summaries of published novels and stories.[ 4] Chapbooks no longer contain plagiarized text and are found almost entirely in the literary world. Many contemporary chapbooks are books of poetry, often publishing the work of emerging poets. Poets who have achieved success with larger publishers sometimes continue to publish in the chapbook form because they appreciate chapbooks as well as chapbook publishers, who epitomize independent, small presses. In higher education, creative writing faculty and students have long collected and read chapbooks.

Selected Chapbooks from the Pace Faculty Center Collection

Articles and Book Chapters about Chapbooks

How to Make a Chapbook

How to make a chapbook, featuring Matvei Yankelevich. Filmed and edited by Anastasios Karnazes. Shot at Ugly Duckling Presse in Gowanus, Brooklyn. Created in conjunction with the 2021 CUNY Chapbook Festival.

Digitized or Online Chapbooks