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Meeting-Place Chapbooks’ mission is, at root, to tend the soil of local literature to foster a living culture.


Published in editions of 80, the chapbooks are made with a degree of playfulness and spontaneity. Each chapbook is made by an author/artist (or group of authors/artists) residing on the Olympic Peninsula (or with significant connection to this place).

Distribution is local and mostly by hand.


If you'd like to submit a work for consideration, please send your pitch and sample to, and specify "Meeting-Place" in the subject line.

Editorial Circle:

Conner Bouchard-Roberts 

J. Turner Masland

Lizz Muller (Foxfire Fine Lettering)

Ongoing thread:

MPC001 - Hagstones by J. Turner Masland

MPC002 - Ranger Danger by Meriden Vitale

“Much has been taken from us; but now we need to look for the relating forces. The forces, that is, that love to make and perceive relationships and cause them to grow; they may be most complex.

  As poetry is complex.

  For poetry, in the sense in which I am using the word, is very much like the love of which Diotima told Socrates. She, speaking of love, told how it was of its nature neither good nor beautiful, for its desire was the beautiful, its desire was the good.

  I speak, then, of a poetry which tends where form tends, where meaning tends.

  This will be a poetry which is concerned with the crises of our spirit, with the music and the images of these meanings. It will also be a poetry of meeting-places, where the false barriers go down. For they are false.”


~ Muriel Ruckeyser, The Life of Poetry

"I think the chapbook is an exciting form precisely because it's not a book—and doesn't come with the personal and psychological and professional pressures that often attend publishing a book. The best chapbooks take advantage of that and do things that are impossible in book form. Maybe it's a piece that needs to stand alone, but isn't long enough to constitute a book. Or maybe the material form of the chapbook accomplishes something that a book couldn't. So I would take that as an invitation to publish radically and joyfully strange things."


~ Toby Altman in an email to Turner

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