‘Book Bites’ for Monday 18th August 2009

Legend Press puts a shout out for journey-flavoured shorts – If you’ve got a journey-related short story inside you that you’re just dying to get out to the world, now may be a good time to do it. Because Legend Press have just announced that they are now open to submissions for their 2010 short story collection. The theme this year (as chosen by visitors to the Legend Press blog), is journeys – literal or otherwise, and the deadline for submissions is 16th October 2009. All the finer details, including information of how you can submit your story, can be found on this page.

Ghostly ‘goings on’ at Fifty-Two Stories – Harper Perennial have been doing their thing again, and offering up a new FREE short story on their Fifty-Two Stories website. This week it’s time to shiver and shake (but not in Elvis style), as the theme turns spooky with a story from Joe Hill called Abraham’s Boys. This story comes from Hill’s published collection 20th Century Ghosts, so it’s got to be guaranteed to put a bit of a frightener on a dark and gloomy evening (something which we seem to have been getting a lot of here in Scotland lately..sigh!).

Flash for Free! – Fans of flash fiction (also known as sudden fiction, micro fiction, postcard fiction etc.) may be interested in a new flash fiction anthology that’s been published by Smashwords. Working in association with Editor Unleashed, the Flash Fiction 40 Anthology is the result of a recent competition that was run on the Editor Unleashed forum. Contained within the anthology are the best 40 pieces of flash, as voted for by the Editor Unleashed forum members. The best news of all though is that the Flash Fiction 40 Anthology is being offered up as a free ebook, available in all popular ebook formats. Now it doesn’t get much better than free does it folks? So get yourself along to Smashwords and grab yourself a copy. Much thanks to Editor Unleashed and Smashwords for making this available. ::via eBooks Just Published

Actually this flash fiction anthology couldn’t have come at a better time for me. I don’t want to say too much about it right now, not until the finer details are sorted out, but as the old saying goes – watch this space.

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Rob, a self-confessed bibliophile, is without any hope of rehabilitation. He gets unnaturally excited over anything book-shaped, and if book sniffing were a crime then he would have been locked up years ago (which wouldn't bother him in the slightest provided his cell was lined with books).