Exciting News & Great Early Reviews – The Short Story America Anthology, Volume 1

I have some exciting news.

A few months back Short Story America chose one of my stories to appear in their Anthology of their Best Stories of 2010. The hardback edition was released today. My story that was chosen is called Into The Woods.

The collection is a monster: 56 stories in total – 544 pages – which should keep you going for a while. I’ve read a few of the other stories in the collection and they are excellent.

There are paperback, e-book, and audio (both MP3 and CD) versions planned for later in the year, but this hardback version is a limited edition, signed by the editor T.D. Johnston (while stocks last).

Here are some early reviews:

“Witness the renaissance within the pages of Short Story America. New life to literature! These stories are food for the famished souls of today’s readers.”

— Thomas Fortenberry, author, editor and former judge of The Georgia Author of the Year Awards and The Robert Penn Warren Prize for Fiction.

“Short Story America is literary fiction at its best!”

— Myra King, author, winner of the Global Short Story Prize

“Short Story America is like opening a window on a blooming spring garden following a long cold winter. I’ve been deeply impressed by the quality and diversity of the fictional voices found on this glorious site, as this first anthology so splendidly reveals. Here’s to a long life and much more to come from the current and future voices of Short Story America.”

— Jim Dodson, editor, PineStraw and O.Henry magazines, and bestselling author of Final Rounds and Faithful Travelers

“There is something so delicious – so intense and immediate – about a good short story. If a novel is a dense layer cake, to be savored over time, the short story is a square of rich, bittersweet chocolate. In our hectic, busy age, a well-made literary ‘snack’ is a fine thing, indeed. This anthology – extraordinary in both quality and diversity – represents a long overdue re-commitment to this uniquely satisfying art form.  Bravo!”

— Margaret Evans, editor and columnist, Lowcountry Weekly

If the reaction of the buying public is half as good as the reviews, this will do very well. If you are interested in reading more, please visit: www.shortstoryamerica.com.

I also have some more news about some of my own stories that I am publishing myself as e-books. The first release will be in a few days, and you will be able to download them through Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Apple, Kobo, Xinxii and Smashwords and read them on your smartphones, computers, tablets, laptops, and e-readers.

Watch this space!

David Gaughran

Born in Ireland, he now lives in a little fishing village in Portugal, although this hasn’t increased the time spent outside. He writes novels under another name, has helped thousands of authors build a readership with his books, blogs, workshops, and courses, and has created marketing campaigns for some of the biggest self-publishers on the planet. Friend to all dogs.

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