For Immediate Release
Contact: Cynthia Dadson
The Future of Short Fiction is Looking Good
Pixel Hall Press Announces PHP Shorts & Invites Queries from Short Story Authors
With the proliferation of Kindles, eReaders and eReading apps for phones, iPads, tablets and computers, Pixel Hall Press predicts that the market for short stories and novellas is about to experience a renaissance. People are reading more, and have a growing appetite for an ongoing supply of short, good fiction to read on whatever device they happen to have with them. The length of a work is going to become irrelevant. All that will matter is whether it’s a great story that captures the readers’ interest and imagination.Therefore, Pixel Hall Press is pleased to announce that later this year, in addition to its catalog of print and eBook novels, it will be launching PHP Shorts, a series of stand-alone short stories and novellas that will be published as eBooks. Some PHP Shorts may also be collected into print anthologies.Pixel Hall Press Welcomes Queries from Authors of Short Fiction
PHP is looking for highly polished, well crafted stories. More than genre, PHP editors consider how compelling the story is, how memorable the characters are, and how the narrative develops while avoiding clichés.
As a small boutique publishing house, PHP can’t offer an advance at this time. But they do offer authors a higher percentage of the profits than is traditional, plus other advantages, including, if the author wishes, creative involvement in publishing decisions.
Before submitting a story to Pixel Hall Press, send a query email to Info@PixelHallPress.com. Wow the editors with a summary or synopsis, then tell them a bit about yourself. They will respond to all queries, but please be patient, since it may take a few weeks. Also, please understand that, as a small boutique publishing house, they cannot say “yes!” to every query, regardless of how good it is.
About Pixel Hall Press
Pixel Hall Press is a relatively new, old-fashioned small publishing house that focuses on discovering literary gems and great stories that might otherwise be overlooked.
Our mission: To publish books and stories that energize the imagination and intrigue the mind, and to be a conduit between readers and provocative, stimulating, talented authors.
In this era of digital technology, Wall Street involvement and merger mania, many mainstream publishers seem to have lost sight of core principles and the purpose of publishing. At the other end of the spectrum is the veritable avalanche of self-published books that are notoriously uneven in quality. Small boutique imprints like Pixel Hall Press are reclaiming the heart and soul of publishing by reviving the idea that a publisher’s raison d’être is to find and nurture great writers, and to provide readers with beautiful, meaningful, truly entertaining and enjoyable books.
Determined to stay small and relevant, Pixel Hall Press will be moving forward slowly and deliberately, adding stories and books from only a handful of new authors each year. In addition, starting in 2014, Pixel Hall Press will publish one or two single-themed short story anthologies annually. A significant portion of the profits from each anthology will be donated to a charity germane to the subject of the book.