Now that’s fast! The competition was only opened in May this year. Since then, there have been all the entries, the judging, the editing and the production. Now, in July, the top 40 stories from the Editor Unleashed Flash Fiction 40 competition are available in an anthology, edited by Maria Schneider, and available for free in multiple e-book formats from Smashwords. Is this how book publishing might be in the future? Not a year or two years to produce an anthology but two months?
You’ll find my flash-fiction piece ‘Sales Call’ in there along with 39 other stories in all kinds of genres and styles. I’m pretty sure you’ll fnd something you like there – and the price is very reasonable. Use the table below to select your download format, or to view the collection online. If you don’t have an ebook reader (and who does?) pick PDF or RTF and read it on your PC/laptop/netbook.
Have fun, and when you’ve finished it, add a review at the Smashwords site. There were also several very good stories that didn’t make it into the anthology. You can see all of the competition entries and how the voting went on the Editor Unleashed forum.
|Online Reading (HTML)||View|
|Epub (open industry format, good for Stanza reader, others)||Download|
|PDF (good for highly formatted books, or for home printing)||Download|
|RTF (readable on most word processors)||Download|
|LRF (for Sony Reader)||Download|
|Palm Doc (PDB) (for Palm reading devices)||Download|
|Plain Text (download) (flexible, but lacks much formatting)||Download|
|Plain Text (view) (viewable as web page)||View|