Friday, June 3, 2011

Submissions Closed!

Thanks to everyone who submitted a short story to us over the past few months. As of May 31 2011, we're officially closed to submissions so we can start work on the project. More news in this space to follow.

Thanks everyone for your support and submissions.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

A short primer on electronic reading

What wonderful times we live in! We can communicate from almost anywhere, access information that used to take forever to find, and be entertained by a variety of devices that were science fiction a few short decades ago. 

Convenience is the watchword of the day and one of the biggest advances in the digital age is the “e-Reader.” Powerful devices that connect to traditional booksellers through the Internet and allows potential readers to access countless books, magazines, newspaper and other print media with the push of a button. These devices are sometimes scorned by some purists who lament the lack of the feel and the smell of paper but the bottom line is the e-Reader is here to stay and it has changed the way we read and purchase the printed word. 

Amazon has a Kindle. Barnes & Noble has a Nook. Sony has a Reader and there are other companies who have their own versions. But you don’t need one of these gadgets to read e-books. If you all ready have an iPod/iPad or any desktop/laptop computer, tablet or smart phone, you can access e-books. There’s an App for that! 

What used to be delivered on some sort of media, like a CD or a floppy disc (remember those?) can now be streamed to any device that has access to the Internet. No waiting, instant gratification—all at a reduced price, because there is no box or CD to drive the cost of production up.

So, if you have one of these magical devices, you can be reading almost any book your heart desires in a matter of minutes, and in some instances seconds. They can be purchased in most cases at less than an actual book costs, and sometimes for free. Just download the App from Amazon or Apple and have a great read.

Vince Ferraro is part of the Small Tales Editorial Board. Click on Submissions for information about submitting your short story. 

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Project Small Tales is Live!

Welcome! The Small Tales Editorial Board is super excited today to announce the kick off of our project. So what is the project, exactly? Small Tales is a new anthology of cross-genre short stories. And we're open to submissions.

Small Tales was started by Sierra Godfrey, Linda Leszczuk, MC Howe, Vince Ferraro, and Mike Chen - five writers who compose the Editorial Board. 

Small Tales will be published electronically, and will feature short stories up to 5000 words in length (excepting erotica and poetry). The idea is to present good fiction, laid out in easy to read style, in PDF or e-reader format.

Small Tales will be published in August 2011. We're really excited about putting together a collection of good fiction, and would love your submission. See our Submissions page for info on submitting.  

Stay tuned to this blog--we'll have more info about the short stories, interviews with authors, posts about e-publishing, and lots more. 

Have any questions about Small Tales, how was it formed, or what the process will be? Leave a comment!