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One-Sentence Stories Book #2!

One-Sentence Stories: Intriguing New Anthology of Stories Told in a Single Sentence, Book #2, has been published!

It’s edited by Val Dumond and published by Muddle Puddle Press. The stories, written by 44 different authors, range from 200-2,000 words and are all told in a single sentence. I have two stories in this collection, “Rosalia,” (inspired by my trip to Sicily in the fall of 2017) and “Alley People.” You can purchase the paperback version on Amazon.com for $15.95, or buy a copy directly from me. The Kindle ebook version should be available soon.

https://tinyurl.com/y8lmm5gp

 

 

 

 

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One-Sentence Stories: An Anthology of Stories Written in a Single Sentence

Author/Editor Val Dumond is putting together a second book of One-Sentence Stories. Book One is available on Amazon.com as a print or ebook, or you can buy a copy directly from me. (I have a few author copies).

https://tinyurl.com/ybhqnvvs

I have two stories in the first book and two stories in the second book. If you are interested in submitting to Book Two, here are the editor’s guidelines:  (The Deadline is January 31st, 2018).

CHALLENGE TO WRITERS

When the novel writing slows down to a dead stop, take a few minutes and word-doodle. You heard me — but do it by telling a story in one v-e-r-y long sentence, which is a kind of word-doodle. It’s fun, it’s diverting, it’s FREE.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

Muddy Puddle Press is seeking submissions from writers of one-sentence stories for Book #2, One-Sentence Stories to be published in the spring (2018). Guidelines are minimal, and all stories will be vetted to ensure they are followed.

•     Submissions are to be more than 200 words and fewer than 2000. Limit two (2) per author.      Each must tell a story (fact, fiction, funny, serious, on any subject as long as it is your story.        Submit stories to muddypuddle@live.com.

•     Do not use vulgar or crude language. (An occasional “drat” or even

“damn” may be acceptable.)

•     Do not use periods or semi-colons. Do not use excessive dashes.

•     Each author of an accepted story will receive a complimentary copy.

•     Rights to each story remain with the author, who has permission to re-publish it.

Authors may request permission to re-publish stories of other authors.

•     The book will be copyrighted by Muddy Puddle Press, with royalties going to the publisher.

Royalties of more than $2000 will go to support a writers group.

•     Authors will have the right to buy extra copies of the book at an author discount.

•     Deadline is midnight, January 31, 2018, with publication in Spring 2018.

There is NO $$$ cost to you other than your time and effort. PLUS — you’ll receive a complimentary copy of the book and have an opportunity to suggest ideas for it.

Do you know how to construct a sentence? Will you dare to reject your English teacher’s advice about run-on sentences? Can you fine-tune your story to follow the guidelines outlined here?

Try it! And have fun!

You’ll return to your novel relaxed, energized, inspired, and ready to move ahead.

 

Val Dumond

 

More clues & examples

at www.valdumond.com

Muddy Puddle Press

P O Box 97124

Lakewood WA 98497

muddypuddle@live.com

 

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One-Sentence Stories

I have two stories in this anthology published by Muddy Puddle Press, compiled and edited by Val Dumond, who also wrote the introduction: “Make Your Pet a Celebrity” and “Dear Mr. Lucarelli.” You can purchase a copy on Amazon.com,

https://tinyurl.com/n2a68ux

You can also buy a copy directly from me for $15.  Just email:

sarajacobelli at hotmail dot come

The stories are by forty-three different authors, and range from 101 words to 1531  words. The catch is that all the stories are just one sentence. These stories composed of run-on sentences are fun to write and fun to read. She’s going to publish more of these, so if you are interested in contributing to the next one, go to Val Dumond’s website: http://www.valdumond.com/

 

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