About Us

We're a London-based new venture dedicated to the small story genre. Before the age of the internet it was exceedingly difficult to get a work into print and before an audience. First you had to find an agent who would 'do you a favour', for a commission, and sign you up to his or her list of represented authors. They then had to get your work in front of a publisher, which again was no mean feat. As an alternative, 'vanity publishing', when you paid for a limited printing run, could be costly, with large stocks of remaindered copy if your work didn't sell. If you've been down this road you'll know what it's like: it's as if your work is a secondary consideration! Have you ever asked yourself, 'Just how many doors do I have to knock on?' We're an eclectic group of individuals who believe that the internet has disintermediated the publishing process (a fancy way of saying that instead of going through agents and publishers, authors can now bring their work directly to the public, at no cost), and that what's lacking now are vibrant, dynamic, trusted websites through which this direct access can be taken forward. We hope to fill this gap in the marketplace.

 
Our Future Strategy :
 
Our strategy is to become one of the busiest websites for short stories on the internet. We’re in the business of ‘importing and exporting’ creativity in the form of short stories written by authors from around the world, to readers around the world.

Our website will never be static; instead, it will be constantly refreshed in terms of the services offered to authors, and the reader experience. It will be dynamic and constantly changing, or it will be nothing at all.

As soon as our ‘bookshelves’ – our range of categories- are well stocked with stories, the next step will be to invite an author in each category to oversee its content, to promote it, and to control its editorial direction. Authors who engage with us now will be at the front of the queue when it comes to these appointments, and will play a vital role in taking forward the project.

We hope that you, as an aspiring or established author, will join with us in this new venture.

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