The Willesden Herald Short Story of the Month
July 2018: Lily by M.E. Proctor
“Some of us remember places better than we remember people. With time, we even start wondering if these people existed at all. As kids the difference between reality and fantasy didn’t matter that much. Lily lives in that in-between, somewhere.”
M.E. Proctor worked as a communication professional and a freelance journalist for many years. After forays into SF, she’s currently working on a series of contemporary detective novels. Her short stories have been published, both in Europe and in the U.S. She lives in Livingston, Texas.
Announcing the inaugural Short Story of the Month
Our series kicks off with Con Chapman’s engrossing account of a relationship in trouble, and what can you do but go for a run? Let’s see how that goes.
June 2018: Read The Woman Who Listened to Britten by Con Chapman
Con Chapman is a Boston (USA) based-writer, author of two novels. His short fiction has appeared in The Atlantic Monthly and other print publications. He is currently writing a biography of Johnny Hodges, Duke Ellington’s long-time alto sax player, for Oxford University Press.
Announcing a new magazine style feature, “Story of the Month”. There will be a rolling submissions process, with one from the submissions being selected and published each month as story of the month.
No submission fee, a book for recompense, all for love of the short story genre. There are no obligations or restrictions, except for permission to publish on this website. Aside from that, copyright remains entirely with the author.
To ensure quality, and also to make things easier for me, there will not necessarily be a new story every month. It will be treated like a magazine with rolling submissions, no deadline, and stories accepted or rejected ad hoc.
All the details are on the Submittable submissions form. Please read carefully before submitting. Word limit: 1500-4500. Generally literary, not keen on generics. Only one submission at a time, please, and wait for the response to that before making another submission. (Steve)
Updated 9 July 2018