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ENVELOPE STORIES
ALWAYS 1000 WORDS
ONE WEEK's STORY


FORTHCOMING AFTER
9 OCTOBER 2019

Read
Rhode Island
Short-Short
Stories
At Rest, Or
At Work, Or
At Play, Or
Anywhere!
ANOTHER WEEK's STORY

FORTHCOMING AFTER
9 OCTOBER 2019

ABOUT

We are Rhode Island's short-short story publishing house.
We publish stories set in Rhode Island. They're all 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 those stories at checkout counters well beyond traditional bookstores. We love bookstores, of course; but we want ENVELOPE STORIES to be available to all Rhode Islanders, 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. At Envelope Stories, we encourage everyone we meet to write a story. Here is our SUBMISSION information. Hope to hear from you soon.

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 are applied to our authors' royalty account.
All contributions to our publishing program are much appreciated.

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

SUBMISSIONS

We publish fiction and non-fiction stories. If you write stories set in Rhode Island, 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 currently 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 are actively seeking the following:
Fiction and non-fiction stories, in which incidents come up in a Rhode Island 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 stories set in familiar placess that connects authors with our general reading public. It's the objectivity of non-fiction authors and subjectivity of fiction narrators that awakens our empathies 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. In non-fiction, the author is the narrator; in fiction, the author creates a special character, the narrator, who tells the reader a story from his or her point of view. "I did this...." "We saw that...."

As we enter the third decade of the twenty-first century, people talking at parties reveal themselves. Judges from the bench reveal themselves. Car sales people on the lot reveal themselves. Narrators reveal themselves. That is what makes it so fun to write a first-person story.

How to submit your work to Envelope Stories.
If you write a 1000-word story, in the first person, set in Rhode Island, 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