Collusion Books is a micro-press publishing print + digital chapbooks of collaborative poetry. Collusion celebrates collectivism in poetry; encourages hybridity between poetry and other arts; & particularly welcomes the conceptual, the formal, and the speculative.

Collusion Books is headed by long con magazine co-founder Andy Verboom. All revenue from Collusion goes toward paying long con contributors and helping to keep the magazine free for readers.

Follow @CollusionBooks for calls and announcements.

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Charitable anthologies


As of September, 2020, readers of these four anthologies have given over $5000 in support of forty charitable and literary organizations, including independent bookstores, small presses, artist-support funds, food banks, & crisis funds for disadvantaged and marginalized communities.


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. The anthology is now free to read.

June 2020: A Pandemic Anthology, a companion publication by 845 Press, collects poetry by twenty contributors on the theme "this too shall pass." June 2020 is now free to download.

Is It Less Lonely Like This gathers 8 poems written collaboratively by 20 poets under conditions of isolation and social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic. It features audio & video performance as well as new paintings from the series (the gangbang) by Angie Quick. The anthology is now free to read.

March 2020: A COVID-19 Anthology, a companion publication by 845 Press, collects more than forty individually written poems about life during the pandemic. March 2020 is now free to download.

Print Chapbooks




2x4^1 is the first in a series of digital chapbooks featuring pamphlet-length two-person collaborations. It presents new poetry and visual art by

Bill Arnott + Mala Rai

Gary Barwin + Michael Orr

Patrick Butler + E Martin Nolan

Mehraz Karami + Khashayar Mohammadi


2x4^1 is accessible on a pay-what-you-want basis. Please consider supporting long con magazine or Collusion Books.

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