Short Stories 23
Submissions are now closed. As of August 23, 2016 Book Smugglers Publishing is currently open for short stories submissions for publication in 2017. General information and theme: We’re looking for original short stories from all around the world as long as they are written in English. Our goal is to publish at least three short […]
It’s Friday! And we are over at Kirkus… Today, Ana takes a look at AC Wise’s collection The Ultra Fabulous Glitter Squadron Saves the World Again. It’s…ULTRA FABULOUS (you must have seen that coming!). Go here to get the full scoop.
“Inspirations and Influences” is a series of articles in which we invite authors to write guest posts talking about their Inspirations and Influences. In this feature, we invite writers to talk about their new books, older titles, and their writing overall. On October 27 (tomorrow!) we will publish The Bridegroom by Amelia Mangan–the first Horror […]
Submissions for short stories are now closed. General information and theme: We’re looking for original short stories from all around the world as long as they are written in English. Our goal is to publish at least three short stories, unified by a central theme. Each short story will be accompanied by one original piece […]
A short story – in questionnaire format – from Kathrin Köhler Application for the Delegation of First Contact: Questionnaire, Part B by Kathrin Köhler Published 5/26/2015 A questionnaire, developed by the Federation for the Delegation of First Contact, for human and non-human entities interested in a career of intergalactic diplomacy. Written by Kathrin Köhler. Application […]
Introducing our upcoming Summer 2015 line-up of new short stories! BOOK SMUGGLERS PUBLISHING PROUDLY PRESENTS Four Short Stories for the Sagacious Reader After a successful first season of short stories – Fairytale Retellings – we Book Smugglers are proud to bring you our sophomore season of out-of-this-world stories. Our new theme of First Contact is […]
The shortlist for the BSFA Awards 2014 has been announced and one of the six stories we published last year is on it! We are pleased and proud to announce that The Mussel Eater by Octavia Cade has been shortlisted for a BSFA Award in the Best Short Story Category. Congratulations, Octavia! The BSFA awards […]
“The framing of The Very Best of Kate Elliott is clear: feminist stories featuring a diverse group of female characters presented in a variety of roles and journeys. The most obvious extrapolation here for me given my personal interests is how topical and important this collection is as it fits into an ongoing conversation about […]
It’s Tuesday, which means we’re over at Kirkus! (Well, not usually, but today that is the case!) Today, Thea takes over with some list-making with short fiction on the brain… Because sometimes, during the hectic rush of the holidays, it’s easier to escape in a short story, novelette, or novella, than it is to dive […]
“Inspirations and Influences” is a series of articles in which we invite authors to write guest posts talking about their Inspirations and Influences. In this feature, we invite writers to talk about their new books, older titles, and their writing overall. Tomorrow is December 2 and we will be publishing the fifth short story in […]
It’s Friday, which means we are over at Kirkus! Today Ana is talking about Love and Romanpunk by Tansy Rayner Roberts: She loved this collection of short stories – it’s funny and fun. Go here to read more about it.
Today we are most delighted to unveil the cover of Book Smugglers Publishing’s fifth short story (just one more to go now!) in our Fairytale Retellings line-up. Without further ado, BEHOLD! The smugglerific cover! About the Story Down there, the North Wind whispered in her ear. Down where I don’t blow so fierce, there you […]
Hello and welcome! Today, we are here – delighted and proud – to unveil the cover of Book Smugglers Publishing‘s second short story in our Fall 2014 lineup. Without further ado, BEHOLD! The smugglerific cover! About the Story Trills of silver, quiver of gold. Pot Head, they called her. Heavy-head, they teased her. In a […]
Today! Today, we are most delighted to unveil the cover of Book Smugglers Publishing’s very first short story. Without further ado, BEHOLD! The smugglerific cover! About the Story “Happy birthday, child. Careful not to shoot any grundwirgen.” Ever since she was a small girl, she has learned to be careful on the hunt, to recognize […]
BOOK SMUGGLERS PUBLISHING PROUDLY PRESENTS Six Short Stories for the Discerning Reader Once upon a time, two book smugglers had a dream. They dreamed that they’d use all the knowledge and experience they’ve accumulated with 7 years of book-reviewing and blog-editing for the forces of good and decided to take on the mantle of publishers. […]
Ana and Thea here, fresh from a weekend of intense weekend of brainstorming and planning (and eating, drinking & geeking). We have some exciting news: For the past six years we have been reading, commenting on, and sharing our thoughts about stories. After the amazing experience of curating Speculative Fiction 2013, we Book Smugglers want […]
It’s Friday and we are over at Kirkus! Today, Ana comments on the short stories nominated for this year’s Hugo Awards. It’s a great list and a difficult choice for top 1 story. Go here to read more.
It’s SFF awards season! The Hugos and the Nebulas are now open for nominations, and after running through our longlists earlier this week, I found myself appalled at the lack of short stories, novelettes, and novellas I had read and reviewed in 2013. In order to rectify that discrepancy, I’m attempting to read a bunch […]
Welcome, dear readers, to the next stop on The Book Smugglers’ tour of Halloween! Today, we celebrate the wondrous subcategory of the Horror genre that is the Short Story. A little background: Thea actually detests most short stories. Not because they are poorly written or because of any functional failing – rather, she detests getting […]
“Inspirations and Influences” is a series of articles in which we invite authors to write guest posts talking about their…well, Inspirations and Influences. The cool thing is that the writers are given free rein so they can go wild and write about anything they want. It can be about their new book, series or about […]
Title: Fairy Tales from the Brothers Grimm Author: Philip Pullman Genre: Fantasy, Fairy Tales Publisher: Viking Adult Publication Date: November 2012 Hardcover: 400 Pages Two centuries ago, Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm published the first volume of Children’s and Household Tales. Now Philip Pullman, one of the most accomplished authors of our time, makes us fall […]
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