Celebrate Short Fiction Day
winter Solstice: December 21, 2016
"The winter solstice marks both the start of winter and the shortest day of the year. So why not take advantage of the long winter night to curl up with a good short story?" ~ Nancy Christie, founder of Celebrate Short Fiction Day
Pixel Hall Press is issuing a challenge to all publishers, authors, bloggers, librarians, book stores and other lovers of short stories to get behind the Third Annual Celebrate Short Fiction Day (founded by Nancy Christie, author of Traveling Left of Center and Other Stories).
When we established our PHP Shorts imprint, we predicted, "The market for short stories and novellas is about to experience a renaissance, spurred in part by the proliferation smartphones, eReaders and tablets. The length of a story is becoming irrelevant. All that matters is that it's a great story that captures the readers' interest and imagination." Whether readers choose to enjoy it on an e-reader or prefer the tactile pleasure of turning the pages, the result is the same: a feeling of pleasure and satisfaction from reading a complete, beautifully crafted story in one sitting.
In other words, we believe in celebrating and enjoying short fiction whenever possible. And we love the idea of dedicating a specific day -- the shortest day of the year -- to reading and sharing great short stories.
This holiday season, we are inviting all fellow short story lovers to join us to Celebrate Short Fiction Day by doing at least one of the following:
If you have any questions or suggestions for Celebrate Short Fiction Day, please contact us.