Want to submit your short work for showcasing? By showcasing, I mean listing your story on the website with a brief blurb, but no a review – at some stage I mean to do reviews, but that time isn’t yet.
There are a few minor guidelines to follow.
First, it needs to be a short work of fiction – either a short story, novelette or novella. I follow one of the more generally accepted word counts for these;
- Flash Fiction: <1000 words.
- Short Story: 1000-7500 words.
- Novelette: 7500-17500 words.
- Novella: 17500-40000 words
Second, it needs to come from the fantasy, sci fi and related fields; this includes such things as steampunk, cyberpunk, urban fantasy, paranormal and the like. I don’t do straight romance, crime, mystery and the like, but if they have a fantasy/sci-fi/UF element then I will showcase them. Also, no erotica. Sorry, it just isn’t my thing.
If you are interested, send a mail to me at firstname.lastname@example.org with the title subject of ‘Short Sharp Reads Submission’, with the following questions answered.
Title of story/Author’s name.
Genre and length of book (ie sword and sorcery novella, UF mystery novelette, steampunk romance short story etc).
Where the story can be obtained from.
A short blurb about the story.
There are also a couple of questions that are entirely optional;
How did the story come about?
Do you prefer writing short fiction over novels, and if so, why?
Which short fiction writers have most influenced you.