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Celebrate Short Fiction Day December 21

Thursday, December 11, 2014

December 21st - the winter solstice - is officially "Celebrate Short Fiction" Day.

Author Nancy Christie was instrumental in having the winter solstice - (this year, December 21st) - officially designated as Celebrate Short Fiction Day. "The winter solstice marks both the start of winter and the shortest day of the year," explained Christie. "So why not take advantage of the long winter night to curl up with a good short story?" In support of Celebrate Short Fiction Day, Pixel Hall Press is using hashtag #CSFD to issue a challenge to all publishers, authors, bloggers, librarians, book stores and other lovers of short stories to get behind this year's celebration.

This holiday season, Pixel Hall Press is inviting all fellow short story lovers to get involved in Celebrate Short Fiction Day by doing at least one of the following:

  • Publishers & Authors:
Offer a complimentary short story to the public. (Pixel Hall Press is offering several, including: "Annabelle" from "Traveling Left of Center and Other Stories" by Nancy Christie, and "Mr. Eastman's Empathy," a story from "Seven From Haven" by Daniel Grotta. To download these and others, click here.)
  • Librarians & Bookstore Managers:
Schedule short story readings and author appearances for December 21st, such as the event planned by Nancy Christie in Youngstown, Ohio, which will include readings of a variety of short stories and audience participation.)
  • Bloggers & Members of the Press:
Spread the word about Celebrate Short Fiction Day and review a great short story. (Contact Cynthia[at>PixelHallPress[dot>com for background information, an interview with Nancy Christie, a choice of stories available for review and/or a complimentary short story to share with your readers.)
  • All Short Story Enthusiasts:
Join in the fun! Read a new short story and discover a new author (such as the Irish short story writer Aine Greaney, whose story "La Belle Femme" is being published by PHP Shorts on the winter solstice as a 99 cent eBook.)

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