I am pleased to announce the first ever Spherewide Short Story Symposium! As you may know, I enjoy writing short stories and I think the short story format is underappreciated. Shakespeare suggested that brevity is the soul of wit, and the short story’s strengths all stem from that central principle: it’s short!
Anyone can write a short story. If you think about it, every time we talk to our friends and tell them about something funny that happened to us on the way to work, we’re telling a short story. Every story that’s worth telling can be told in short story form—indeed, many books could be improved by cutting out the excess dross.
You are all invited to submit a short story to the Spherewide Short Story Symposium. There won’t be any judging, per se, but as the name of the event suggests, I would love to foster discussions about the stories that are submitted.
I’m going to try to participate in this and I wanted to thank Michael for letting me know about it. In my youth I used to write short stories all the time usually when I was supposed to be doing other things like paying attention in class, but I’ve not taken the time to write much fiction in several years. It’s been an ambition to sit down at some point and try to come up with a complete and coherent novel, but I always seem to find something else to do. It’s time I got back into writing once again.
I suppose that means I have to come up with a good short story plot outline now. Hmmm. While I’m thinking on it, feel free to go submit your own short story as this is open to anyone and everyone.