So…I had an idea.
the recent thread regarding people's published works status got me thinking. I'd love to be published, and I hope to be someday…but the market for short story folks is not a friendly one. i have novel length ideas…good lord do I, but not novel-length time/peace and quiet in which to explore them. Anyway, through this mental rambling, i stumbled across an idea. What if I and others of a like mind put together a big ball of short stories, just one or two each, and then…I don't know, make a ebook and put it on some book site, maybe? The idea being our names wander out in to a more public venue, and we have something we can show to eachother and others and say "this is neat!"
In short: I wanna make a short story collection with some other authors from the site.
First, please understand i have no publishing experience at all…if anyone does, and would like to lend any aid, i'd appreciate it. At this point, I'm just looking to make a ebook i can read on my phone, and maybe toss up on feederbooks or something. I'd love for it to get bigger, but i'm not holding my breath.
Now, what the hell kind of book is this going to be? Well…i was thinking something along the lines of horror and weird fiction. understand also that this may hopefully be read by people who have no idea at all what The Foundation is, so heavily in-universe stuff may not fly well at all. Stories that maybe make a small, veiled nod to the site mythos is welcome, but be sure to approach it with some skill. Beyond that…go nuts, really. If it's creepy-pasta short, you may want to do several, just to bulk up the page.
Original work is very welcome, but if you have something sweet already on the site, i don't see a problem with tossing it in. I plan on trying to weedle in my own story "Stitches", but we'll see. Please be aware that, with this being something like a "finished" work, it's going to be a little higher standard then normal. I'm not sure what kind of review staff we'll have…maybe a mutual thing, or just one or two people elected, we'll see.
Anyway, what do people think? In, out, or have suggestions, let me know.