the editors of colony collapse press are pleased to announce our official debut as a small publisher of small books.
colony collapse will produce attractive, pocket-size editions, primarily of novellas, fiction chapbooks, and short-length nonfiction works. short form prose has been largely neglected by the contemporary publishing landscape (thanks, capitalism!), but history has given us good reasons to consider this an oversight--think camus' stranger or conrad's heart of darkness or kafka's pretty much everything.
colony collapse is dedicated to the mission of increasing attention and readership for such short forms and their authors, particularly early- and mid-career writers, for whom we hope to serve as a stepping stone in the ongoing journeys to long careers and longer publications. plus maybe we'll do the occasional novel, too, who knows?
our books will appealing, digestible, and travel lightly. we look forward to bringing you our first editions soon.
(writers: check back in the near future for our first open submission period.)