Monday, September 22, 2008

Inviting submissions of short fiction for EarLit Shorts: a series of audio anthologies

Rattling Books invites submissions for EarLit Shorts

Have you got a gem of a story hiding underneath grandma’s aviator helmet in the back of the back of your closet? Or a diamond in the rough waiting to be pried out of its Word matrix, cut, polished and displayed before the world?

If you can provide the "jewels" Rattling Books might be able to give you the setting you're looking for. We're seeking previously unpublished short fiction for EarLit Shorts, a series of audio anthologies. Stories will be available on-line, singly or collectively, as digital downloads. Each anthology will also be published in MP3 CD format.

The series will launch this fall with works by Joel Thomas Hynes, Kathleen Winter, Carmelita McGrath, Russell Wangersky, Catherine Hogan Safer and others. If you would like a shot at being one of the "others," please read the following guidelines.

To be eligible, submissions must

· be previously unpublished;
· be between 500 and 10,000 words in length.

There are two ways to submit:

Send previously unpublished stories with self-addressed stamped envelope to Rattling Books, General Delivery, Tors Cove, NL, Canada A0A 4A0.

Send your story or stories and covering letter to

Deadline for submissions is October 6, 2008.