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Flashbulb Chapbooks 9

A project of Placeholder Press (see other related projects).

About

Flashbulb is a celebration of ephemera. Flashbulb chapbooks will be made available to pre-order for one week, alongside a picture of the cover and seven pages of preview. Every day, one page of the preview disappears, until after the seventh day, all the previews have gone and the pre-order closes. At the end of the week, however many preorders were made will be printed (plus a limited number of contributor copies for the author, and one for the Placeholder vault) and it never goes to general sale. The cover and a brief description will be shown in an archive of past Flashbulbs, but other than that, you were there or you weren’t. If you got a copy, it is a beautiful, temporary thing. If you didn’t, there will be other Flashbulbs in the future, but the ones you missed are lost forever.

Country of Publication & Year Established

United Kingdom Established in 2020

Publication Medium

Print Publication Print Publication 

Fiction Temp Closed

Audience:
Open to a broad Audience.
Genres:
General General
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics.
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Story Collection Story CollectionMore than 2,000 words.
Payscale:
We list broad pay categories rather than payment specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
Unknown advance + Unknown royalties Unknown advance. Unknown royalties.
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMedia
OK No Unknown UnknownAudio format submissions Image format submissions Text format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.

Nonfiction Temp Closed

Audience:
Open to a broad Audience.
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics.
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Nonfiction Collection Nonfiction CollectionMore than 2,000 words.
Payscale:
We list broad pay categories rather than payment specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
Unknown advance + Unknown royalties Unknown advance. Unknown royalties.
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMedia
OK No Unknown UnknownAudio format submissions Image format submissions Text format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.

Poetry Temp Closed

Audience:
Open to a broad Audience.
Genres:
General General
Poetry Forms:
Open to all/most Forms.
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics.
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Poetry Chapbook Poetry Chapbook8 pages or more.
Payscale:
We list broad pay categories rather than payment specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
Unknown advance + Unknown royalties Unknown advance. Unknown royalties.
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMedia
OK No Unknown UnknownAudio format submissions Image format submissions Text format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.

Flashbulb Chapbooks Submission Statistics

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Dates

Last Updated: 12 Aug 2021
Last Checked: 23 Dec 2021 We check each active listing's guidelines page for changes once a month (if compliant).
Last Audited: 29 Jul 2021 We audit each active listing twice a year.
Date Added: 11 Feb 2020

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