Collusion Books publishes print chapbooks + digital anthologies of collaborative poetry. 

Collusion celebrates collectivism, encourages hybridity between poetry and other arts, & particularly welcomes conceptual, formal, and speculative works.

As an imprint of long con magazine, Collusion dedicates all its revenue to paying long con contributors and keeping the magazine free to read. Collusion contributors receive in-kind compensation or donations directly from readers.

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SUBMISSIONS

PRINT CHAPBOOKS

Collusion Books is currently accepting chapbook manuscripts of collaborative poetry for print publication in 2021 and beyond.

Each manuscript (24 to 40 pages) should present a unified, collaborative project. While individual poems or components of the project may be written solo, the manuscript as a whole should be conceived and composed by 2 or more actively & equally contributing authors.

PRINT RUNS are between 75 and 100 perfect-bound copies. Author payment is 20 copies, shared among collaborators, plus access to additional copies at cost.

SUBMIT your manuscript by email attachment to longconmag@gmail.com (subject line: “Chapbook submission”). In the body of the email, include bios and social media handles for all collaborators and a short paragraph describing the collaborative process.

NO DEADLINE for submission, but manuscripts received by Feb 1 will be considered for publication as early as May, 2021.

2 x 4 SERIES

Collusion Books is currently accepting submissions of collaborative poetry—as well as cross-art collaborations with poetic components—for digital publication in the occasional anthology series 2×4.

Each submission (6 to 10 artworks) should present a unified, collaborative project. While individual artworks may be created solo, the submission as a whole should be conceived and composed by 2 or more actively & equally collaborating artists.

2×4 is offered on a pay-what-you-want basis, and all reader donations toward an edition of 2×4 will be split among that edition’s contributors.

SUBMIT your artworks by email attachment to longconmag@gmail.com (subject line: “2×4 submission”). In the body of the email, include bios and social media handles for all collaborators and a short paragraph describing the collaborative process.

NO DEADLINE. Submissions accepted on a rolling basis.

DIGITAL ANTHOLOGIES

Is This A Good Time: divination collaborations gathers 6 poems written collaboratively by 11 poets on the theme “future(s).” It features new artwork created by Tristan Onek’s AI Aesthete.

June 2020: A Pandemic Anthology (click to download) is the companion publication by 845 Press, collecting poetry by twenty contributors on the theme “this too shall pass.”

2×4^1 is the first in an occasional series of digital anthologies featuring pamphlet-length 2-person collaborations:

  • Bill Arnott + Mala Rai
  • Gary Barwin + Michael Orr
  • Patrick Butler + E Martin Nolan
  • Mehraz Karami + Khashayar Mohammadi

Is It Less Lonely Like This gathers 8 poems written collaboratively by 20 poets during the COVID-19 pandemic. It features audio & video performances by the contributors as well as new paintings from the series (the gangbang) by Angie Quick.

March 2020: A COVID-19 Anthology (click to download) is the companion publication by 845 Press, collecting poetry by forty contributors about life during the pandemic.