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ENVELOPE STORIES
ALWAYS 1000 WORDS
ONE WEEK's STORY


ANOTHER WEEK's STORY

ABOUT US

We are a Rhode Island publishing house.
We publish short-short stories. They're mostly set in Rhode Island; 1,000 words in length, give or take a few; and, they're all written in the first person.

We began printing short-short stories in 2010. Over the years, we learned how to sell individual stories at checkout counters well beyond traditional bookstores. We love bookstores, of course; but we want ENVELOPE STORIES to be available to all writers and readers, even those who can't frequent bookstores.

Our package designs, our mass-market weekly distributions, our low retail price all help keep our short-short stories – both fiction and non-fiction – on display at check-out counters across the Ocean State and beyond. At Envelope Stories, we encourage everyone we meet to write a story. Hope to hear from you soon.

Here is our SUBMISSION information.

Thank you,
Andrew Rock, Editor

ENVELOPE STORIES, INC
89 Irving Avenue
Providence, Rhode Island 02906 USA
editors at envelopestories.com
401-751-6700

DONATIONS

Envelope Stories, Inc. is a Rhode Island for profit corporation.
Donations to our publishing program are much appreciated.
They are earmarked to help us pay author royalties.

YOU CAN MAKE A DONATION HERE:

ENVELOPE STORIES, INC
89 Irving Avenue
Providence, Rhode Island 02906 USA
401-751-6700

Thank you

ENVELOPE STORIES, INC

SUBMISSIONS

We publish fiction and non-fiction short-short stories. If you write stories, send us a few. We'd love to know your work.

However, before submitting a specific manuscript to us for publication, here's some info about what we are acquiring, and why.

Envelope Stories are sold at check-out counters.
We are a public medium. We acquire works for “a general reading audience” of teens to seniors.

Our editors actively seek the following:
Fiction and non-fiction short-short stories, in which incidents come up in a New England household, neighborhood, or workplace and somehow get resolved. We don't care what the incident is, or how it gets resolved. It's the art of sharing short-short stories set in familiar locations that connects with our general reading audience. It's the objectivity of a non-fiction author and subjectivity of a fiction narrator that awaken our attention and our desire to publish.

What does "written in first-person" mean?
A story related from the point-of-view of a character within the story, makes it a “first-person” story. The author is not the narrator. The author creates a special character, the narrator, who tells the reader a story from his or her point of view. "I did this...." "I saw that...."

How to submit your work to Envelope Stories.
If you write a 1000-word story, in the first person, and would like to submit it for possible publication, send us an email with your name, phone number, and zip code, with a typed PDF attachment of your story to:
editors@envelopestories.com.

Thank you.

Editors, Envelope Stories

ENVELOPE STORIES, INC
89 Irving Avenue
Providence, Rhode Island 02906 USA
editors at envelopestories.com
401-751-6700