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One-Sentence Stories. . .

An Anthology of Stories Told in a Single Sentence

YOU too can construct your own sentence! Will you dare to reject Teacher’s advice about a run-on sentence? Can you fine-tune your story to follow the guidelines outlined below? Try it! And surprise yourself! You’ll return to the real world relaxed, energized, inspired, and ready to move ahead. Participate in the upcoming publication of BOOK#3 One-Sentence Stories, to be published  in 2019.

  • Write your single-sentence tale (between 200 and 2000 words) and submit to MUDDY PUDDLE PRESS (muddypuddle@live.com) Add a brief biography and be prepared for the fun of see your work in this prestigious book. Oh yes, it’s FREE!

    Like the original One-Sentence Stories, new writers join professionals to stretch their imaginations and have fun as they enjoy the relaxing effects of word-doodling to create accounts of special moments, beliefs, troubles, achievements, irony, fun, and just plain idiocy! Many refer to this as a democratic exercise of team work.

    PICK UP A COPY TODAY of the original
    One-Sentence Stories, published in 2017, and BOOK#2 ONe-Sentence Stories (2018)! Be astonished at the variety of writing styles and equally amazed at the variety of tales.  (Available at amazon.com and Kindle.com).  Then write your own!

    OFFICIAL SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

    Muddy Puddle Press is seeking submissions from writers for Book#3 One-sentence Stories. Guidelines are minimal; all stories will be vetted and softly edited to ensure they are followed.

    • Submissions for Book#3 are to be more than 200 words and fewer than 2000. Limit two (2) submissions per author.
    • Each must tell a story. Choose your topic — fact/fiction, serious, sad, happy, frivolous, witty, nostalgic….
    • Do not use periods or semi-colons.
    • Do not use excessive dashes.
    • Do not use vulgar or crude language. (An occasional “drat” or even “damn” may be acceptable.)
    • Rights to each story will remain with the author, who will have permission to re-publish their story. Authors may request permission to re-publish stories of other authors.
    • The book will be copyrighted by Muddy Puddle Press, with royalties going to the publisher. Royalties exceeding $2000 will be shared with a writer’s organization to encourage writers.
    • Each author of an accepted story will receive a complimentary copy of the book.
    • Authors will have the right to buy extra copies of the book at an author discount.
    • Submit stories to muddypuddle@live.com, along with a brief bio (50-60 words).
    • Deadline (January 31, 2019). Only submissions dated prior to midnight January 31, 2019, will be accepted.

    SEND SUBMISSIONS TO:

    muddypuddle@live.com
    OR
    Muddy Puddle Press
    P O Box 97124
    Lakewood WA 98497

    **For a sample stories, read “Taxi Dancers” and “The Drugstore on the Corner” at the Articles Page.

    **For more ideas check out “The Art of the One Sentence Story”.

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    latest grammar book,
    written especially for writers, and
    containing cool hints about
    the use of modifiers (hint-hint)
    and punctuation (another hint).

    AMERICAN-ENGLISH
    The Official Guide
    to Language Usage
    in the United States

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