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The Chapbook Series 

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2020

O:JA&L Pushcart Prize Nominees: 2018

O:JA&L Pushcart Prize Nominees: 2019

Something Else About Mary (Exclusive subscriber content)
(from WIP Not for Sunday School)
Flash Fiction by Kent Dixon

Flash Fiction: A Primer
A writer’s resource by Associate Editor Pamelyn Casto

Poetry: Three Essays on Craft
by O:JA&L Featured Writers

Ray-the Roo
Experimental Discourse by Associate Editor WJP Newnham

Horse: 4 Frames
Haibun by Associate Editor Jeff Streeby

2021

Just Willie Please: Eight Flash Fiction Tales
A flash fiction sequence by Don Robishaw

The Imp of the Perverse: Edgar Allan Poe’s Misplaces Youth
An essay from a longer academic WIP by Anne Whitehouse

The First Annual O:JA&L Prize for Flash Discourse
Selected and with an Introduction by Associate Editor Pamelyn Casto
The 10 Best Flash Narratives 2017-2021

Here Comes Herodotus, Again!
Flash Discourse by Wayne Cresser

Where the Thin Winds Worry
Flash Discourse by Carolyn Mikulencak
(No longer available)

2022

Funny You Should Ask
Prose Poetry by Brad Rose

Hunger Pains
Flash Discourse by Mark Blickley

Comedy Hour
Poetry by Bruce Robinson

Delta Notes
Haiku by Jianqing Zheng

Scaring Crow
Haiku by Adjei Agyei-Baah

Dust and Rust
Haibun by Taofeek Ayeyemi

A Sweater for the Tayfel
Irish/English Haiku by Gabriel Rosenstock celebrating the art of Issachar Ber Ryback

Zen and the Art of House Painting
New and selected flash fiction by Wayne Scheer

The Selborne Haibun
Irish/English Haibun by Gabriel Rosenstock, featuring passages from The Natural History of Selborne by Gilbert White (1720-1793)

2023

School Songs
Haiku & Senryu by Hassane Zemmouri

Being Ruth Aswawa
Poetry by Anne Whitehouse

Soldier, Sailor: Edgar Allen Poe and His Brother Henry
Academic Nonfiction by Anne Whitehouse

Tales of the Kite
Haiku by Adjei Agyei-Baah

How the Mayfly Got Its Megaphone
Prose poetry by Hekkei Huotari

Jackhammer Poems
Poetry by Ben Jacques

Six Coffees with a Madman
Experimental Fiction by Blossom Hibbert

Drops of Water
Haiku by Yuko Otomo
Irish translation by Gabriel Rosenstock
Scots translation by John McDonald

Just Looking
Haiku Sequences on the Mississippi Delta region by Jianquing Zheng

Qualm (Before a Storm)
Poetry by Bruce Robinson

Eye of the Fish
Haiga (or Ekphrastic Haiku) with photography by Debiprasad Mukherjee and with Haiku in English and Irish by Gabriel Rosenstock

Experimental Storytelling: A Timeline of Complementary Realities
Experimental Discourse and an essay on craft by Jim Meirose and with an interview by O:JA&L Associate Editor Warwick Newnham

2024

TATTOO: A Collaboration
Haiga by Hassane Zemmouri (Haiku) and Magali Bretou (Photography)

SEEDS OF STARS
Flash Fiction by Richard Stimac

Topology
Poetry by Richard Stimac

Wolf
Poetry by Bruce McCrae

Everyday Life
Haiku by Hassane Zemmouri

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The Buttonhook Press Masters Series

The Buttonhook Press Masters Series: Brian Clements on Prose Poetry
With an Interview by Associate Editor Pamelyn Casto

The Buttonhook Press Masters Series: Mark Budman on Flash Discourse
With an Interview by Associate Editor Pamelyn Casto

The Buttonhook Press Masters Series: Ray Gonzalez on Prose Poetry
With an Interview by Associate Editor Pamelyn Casto

The Buttonhook Press Master Series: Michael Martone on Flash Fiction
With an Interview by Associate Editor Pamelyn Casto

The Buttonhook Press Master Series: Roberta Allen on Flash Fiction
With an Interview by Associate Editor Pamelyn Casto

The Buttonhook Press Master Series: Peter Conners on Flash Fiction
With an Interview by Associate Editor Pamelyn Casto

The Buttonhook Press Masters Series: Maxine Chernoff on Prose Poetry
With an Interview by Associate Editor Pamelyn Casto

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HOT BUTTON PRESS: Contemporary Issues CHAPBOOKS & SERIALS 

2023

THE DEPLORABLE
A novella by Mick McGrath
Installment 1
Installment 2
Installment 3
Installment 4

2024

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HIGH BUTTON PRESS: Contemporary Art CHAPBOOKS

2024

Rites of Calibration: Images & Excepts
Original photography and poetic excerpts by Rex Wilder and including several epigraphs from “Birds of Passage” by Walt Whitman

Tangent & Interplay
Artist Portfolio of Catherine Eaton Skinner

Layered Light
Artist Portfolio of Bette Ridgeway

Essence & Atmosphere
Artist Portfolio of Kathleen Frank

By Land & By Sea: Awakening the Sensual
Artist Portfolio of Mark Yale Harris

NEW MEXICO Deconstructed
Artist Portfolio of Nathalie Christensen

Imperfect Vessel
Artist portfolio of Ann-Marie Brown

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