Pixel Hall Press Welcomes Queries from Authors of Short Fiction
Pixie Hall Press (PHP), a relatively new, old-fashioned small publishing house that focuses on discovering literary gems and great stories that might otherwise be overlooked; have predicted that the market for short stories and novellas is about to experience a renaissance.
With this in mind PHP have announced that later this year, in addition to its catalogue 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. There is also scope for some PHP Shorts to also be collected into print anthologies.
This small, US-based publisher is looking for highly polished, well crafted stories. More than genre, PHP editors will be considering 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 claim to 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. Quote my name ‘Gemma Feltham- review blogger’ and your query will get a boost out of the slush pile and into the read soon pile! 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.
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.
Find more information about Pixie Hall Press on their website: http://www.pixelhallpress.com/index.html
© Gemma Feltham April 25 2013