My chapbook, Third Instar, has just been released by the innovative Eibonvale Press – Huzzah!
What is a chapbook? I hear you wonder. In the past they used to be short booklets, often printed on one sheet of paper and folded into four or eight small pages. In Third Instar’s case, it is an individually published long story.
Too long to be a short story, and too short to be a novel – it’s a novella.
What’s it about? Like most writers I babble incoherently when asked to describe my work. I think publisher David Rix, does much better than me:
“A vivid, evocative and ultimately dreamlike fantasy … set in a city on the edge of the world in the most profound sense – a city filled with colour and life against which David Gullen* creates a beautiful universal tale of romance and almost mythical loss.”
Until recently it was hard to find homes for stories of this length. Thanks to publishers like Eibonvale there are more and more available homes for them – just like there once used to be.
It’s great to have another story out there in the wild, finding its audience. If you read this one I hope you enjoy it.