Short Story Syndrome
Dark Fiction Magazine loves short stories – we positively thrive on them. We’re especially happy then to see that this week is National Short Story Week. A whole week dedicated to celebrating short fiction!
We’re joining in the festivities by giving Dark Fiction Magazine listeners two extra episodes this week. Yesterday saw us publishing Clockwork Hunter by Andy Remic, a short fantasy story which ties in to the world of the Clockwork Vampire Chronicles.
Later in the week we’ll be bringing you The Elms, Morecambe by Simon Kurt Unsworth, a ghost story which is due for publication in the Quiet Houses collection in summer 2011.
We’re still working on submissions for the Twelve Days Christmas Anthology: the deadline is fast approaching on that one. We’re due to release the twelve stories on December 21st which is, coincidentally, National Short Story Day!
In other short story related news, Angry Robot Books announced this week that it is launching Nano Editions – a digital short story store which opens its doors on December 1st. Angry Robot Editor Lee Harris said, “Publishing is changing, but our role as publishers remains the same – to find cool stories and bring them to readers. This is another step in Angry Robot’s ongoing plan to embrace the new opportunities digital formats provide – and an excellent way for readers to sample unfamiliar authors, without breaking the bank.” Congratulations to the Angry Robot team and all their authors on this new venture.
What better way to round off this celebratory blog post with a giveaway. Fancy winning a copy of The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror Volume 21? All you have to do is leave a comment below telling Dark Fiction Magazine what your favourite short story is and why it’s so good. We’ll pick a winner on December 7th and the book will be sent out immediately. The giveaway is open to worldwide entries.