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).
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
• 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.
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Muddy Puddle Press
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Lakewood WA 98497