Wednesday, 16 May 2012

A Home for Short Stories...

We were talking about markets this evening during the manuscript meeting at the writers club, and I mentioned the new short story download site Alfie Dog.

It officially launched today, and among the writers who have stories on there are Linda Lewis and blogger Patsy Collins, who have both had lots of stories published in Women's magazines.

You'll find a wide variety of reading from general fiction to humour and many mainstream genres. There are children's stories and teen/young adult fiction too.

There's even a Story of the Week.

If you're a writer with stories looking for a home, even previously published ones, then have a look at the submissions details here.

The site is the brainchild of writer Rosemary Kind, who describes the site as carrying  "a fantastic group of talented writers writing in a wide range of genres. 69 authors, over 170 stories to begin with and more being added every week (we will be over 200 by the end of the month. Available in pdf, epub and mobi formats. Stories to make you laugh, make you cry, make you think. Bedtime stories to read to the kids. It's the place to be for stories."

I'll certainly be sending a story in for consideration, in a few months...


  1. I'm looking at that too, Carol - just had too much else on the go this week so far! Good luck with yours.

  2. It's a lovely way to to buy and read short stories - so it must be a good place to sell them too!

  3. Do tell me if you have any stories on there in future, Rosemary.:-)

    Yes, Helen. I think it's a great way to use stories that may be lingering in the filing cabinet not doing anything, because they don't fit current print market demands.

  4. Ha ha, Carol - don't you go rushing into anything now! (Actually do - it's a great site and Rosemary gives useful feedback on all submissions.)

  5. I will have to look through my short stories, Patsy. :-)
    But it's a good site and any submission feedback is helpful.


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