As you can see on my website, there’s a new page that just popped up today: Short Story Month. Here’s what it’s all about:
May is Short Story Month, and it’s a great time to celebrate this wonderful literary genre. Short fiction is a staple in the world of science fiction literature, of course, but there are fantastic short stories in every genre out there.
During this month, I’ll be sharing lots of reviews and recommendations of my favourite short stories on my Facebook Page, on Twitter using the hashtag #shortreads, and on my blog: both old classics, as well as new-ish, and new writers.
All my Short Story Month posts can be found under the tag “short stories“.
To start off with, you can check out 10 of my favourite science fiction short stories by a master of short story: Ray Bradbury.
Read it here:
You can also read my very first Short Story Month post on my blog:
Read more about this month-long event at ShortStoryMonth.com:
WHY SHORT STORIES?
Short stories make the perfect intro to a new author’s work, a great way for readers to get a top-up from their favorite authors between novels, a perfect impulse purchase on a phone or e-reader.
After years of languishing in the shadows as magazines stopped publishing them and the big prize money went to novels, short stories are poised for a huge comeback.
WHY THE MONTH OF MAY?
Inspired by April’s National Poetry Month and thanks to the StoryADay in May writing challenge, May has started to become identified with the short story. So now we’re making it official and declaring May 2013 to be the first organized International Short Story Month.
WHAT CAN YOU DO?
You can get involved in boosting this wonderful form whether you are a reader, a writer, a publisher, and editor, a writing prize sponsor or an educator. Add a listing to our Short Story Directory. Find opportunities to sponsor Short Story Month here. Follow the #ShortReads hashtag on Twitter (started by publisher AAKnopf).