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One-Sentence Stories. . .
Anthologies of Stories Told in a Single Sentence
YOU too can construct your own book of one-sentence stories! Will you dare to reject Teacher’s advice about a run-on sentence? Can you fine-tune your stories 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.
Submissions for the upcoming publication of
BOOK#3 One-Sentence Stories,
are no longer being accepted,
but you have more publishing options:
Have you considered writing and publishing a book of your own single-sentence tales (between 200 and 2000 words)? I have, and that is why I’m planning to publish VAL’s One-Sentence Stories next spring (2020).
Write away, you who have become addicted to word-doodled stories complete in a single sentence. When you have a total of stories adding up to 35,000 to 60,000 words, contact MUDDY PUDDLE PRESS (firstname.lastname@example.org) to discuss publishing YOUR OWN BOOK. Be prepared for the fun of seeing your work in your very own prestigious book. Since you will be receiving all royalties on YOUR OWN BOOK, a nominal editing, formatting, and cover fee may be required.
In the meantime, plan to pick up a copy of BOOK#3 One-Sentence Stories, to be released in early Spring 2019. Like the original One-Sentence Stories, new writers have joined 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.
While you’re at it, PICK UP A COPY TODAY of the original One-Sentence Stories, published in 2017, and BOOK#2 ONe-Sentence Stories (2018) and (soon) Book#3! 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 looking for writers who have become as obsessed as I at writing short stories in one very long sentence. Now you can publish YOUR VERY OWN Book of One-sentence Stories. It’s easy; it’s fun; and you can proudly show off your writing skills and your dexterity with the English language — and earn royalties as well!
- Submissions for YOUR OWN BOOK are to be more than 200 words and fewer than 2000. Still, you can set your own limits if you wish.
- 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.)
- Your book will be copyrighted under YOUR name; in other words your book will remain YOUR BOOK. You will be able to order as many books as you wish with an Author Discount. And YOUR BOOK will be available through Worldwide Amazon and Kindle.
- Contact Muddy Puddle Press (email@example.com) when you are ready to publish. A simple Agreement will be drawn up, including an estimated cost that is guaranteed not to fluctuate more than 10% in either direction. Then sit back and get ready to become a full-fledged author (unless you already are). Published authors can show your versatility with a fun-book of your own stories told in a single sentence.
SEND QUESTIONS TO:
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”.
For help with Sentence Structure and Word Usage,
pick up your copy today of my
latest grammar book,
written especially for writers, and
containing cool hints about
the use of modifiers (hint-hint)
and punctuation (another hint).
The Official Guide
to Language Usage
in the United States