About the Project

Small Tales is a collection of short, cross-genre fiction, for you to read when you only have a few minutes. We’re not literary or poetic; but we do love a good story that tells us something. Up to 5000 words, of course.

Where can you get it?
We are currently in the submission phase for our inaugural issue. See the Submissions page for more information.

Who are we?
Small Tales is edited by the Small Tales Editorial Board:

Sierra Godfrey
Sierra has enjoyed crafting stories all her life. She especially likes tales that feature women who grow from the choices they face—and get the guy at the end. She writes women’s fiction and is a member of RWA and RWA-WF, the women's fiction special interest chapter. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband, son, and two annoying cats, and is always at work on a story. She started the Short Tales project because she couldn't discern between all the short story mags out there, and just wanted some simple, good fiction that could be easily read while on the go (which, incidentally, she always is).

Vince Ferraro
Vince Ferraro was a decorated police officer for 23 years in a major Southern California city.  He was a patrol officer, a motorcycle traffic officer and a detective, investigating computer crimes.  He retired to the country in Central Virginia where he lives with his wife, Sherri, reading, writing and taking photographs.  

MC Howe
MC Howe learned the art of storytelling at Central Michigan University, where he still holds the distinction of having produced, written and starred in the only student-run cable TV show to ever be cancelled. Fast forward a few years (more than a few, really.  Just hold the button down, this is a complex story.)  Today he is a writer paying bills by flying a shiny jet airplane for a major airline nobody's ever heard of.  With no better place to brainstorm than 39,000, feet with the autopilot on, MC honed his writing skills in a number of local critique groups.  He has written two books in a middle grade series about a kid living on a pirate ship, as well as commercial adult fiction and short stories ranging from humor to the macabre. When not flying, writing, or cowering from impending fatherhood, MC Howe can be found at his blog, Pensive Sarcasm

Linda Leszczuk
Linda loves reading and writing sci fi and mysteries but always with a little romance mixed in. She's a member of RWA, MWA, and Sisters in Crime. She's recently retired after twenty years with the American Red Cross where she served as the IT Director for the local chapter as well as volunteering on numerous national disasters, including the World Trade Center (9/11) and Katrina. She lives in Ohio with her husband and one very old dog, and divides her time between writing and enjoying her four grandkids.