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Authors/New Voices Introducing Breve New Stories

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November marks six months since Breve New Stories project was launched. These months have been full of great satisfactions and experiences. The first call for entries has seen more than one hundred stories submitted. We have many Facebook, Twitter and Breve Newsletter subscribers and the long awaited ‘Issue Zero’ is finally out. Now it’s time to think of the future.FullSizeRender (5)

The incredible gift of reading such an eclectic mix of interesting stories and talking to immensely talented and promising writers encourages us to keep working hard on this big dream despite the limited resources. Breve is a self-funded publishing project put together by a small team, although most of the time it’ s a team of one (!) fuelled not only by the passion for literature, but also by the kind words of its supporters, as well as the many, many cups of tea.

In order for Breve magazine to continue growing we are introducig a few changes.

Issues will not be published monthly as we had previously planned but will be bimonthly instead, starting from January 2016. Issue One will then be the first of six issues, and we are very much lookking forward to offering you you great short fiction for the coming year.  We will still have space on our blog for each author to talk about their projects and inspirations and we hope this will encourage our readers to take part in the debate, writing to us and spreading the word. Our dream is still to bring on print new and beautiful short fiction and to let as many people as possible know how much we love it, and our goal is to really support the contributors by offering visibility and, hopefully soon, a real cheque.

To achieve all this we need all the support you are willing to give. There is always more than one way to help when you believe in an idea: every little helps.

You can donate from £1 up to however much you are able and/or willing to pay, to receive a copy of Issue Zero and start your collection of Breve New Stories magazine (it will be worth A LOT in a few years).

You can pre-order a copy of Issue One that will be delivered to you in January 2016, just when the winter blues kicks in and you need a literary pick-me-up!

You can share your love by reblogging this post, send it to a friend, share it on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Google+…go crazy!

You can stock Breve New Stories in your bookshop, shop, cafe, kiosk….

You can ask for a complimentary press copy of Issue Zero and review Breve on your blog/website/magazine.

You can send us your amazing short stories and flash fiction to be published on Breve.

You can leave a comment, send us an email or a picture if you like what you read and you want to see more. We welcome positive and helpful feedback more than anything!

 

 

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Introducing Breve New Stories Submissions

Don’t miss the deadline: submissions close on 31 July!

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Time for procrastination is over: submissions for Breve New Stories Issue Zero close in less than two weeks!

Enter your best short story and/or flash fiction by July 31st and they might be published in the very first issue of Breve. Selected authors will also have the opportunity to write for Breve’s blog and hold printed copies of their work in September:  not a bad way to welcome autumn, hu?

For more info and guidelines click here.

Don’t forget to follow us on facebook and on brevenewstories.wordpress.com.

Good luck!

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Introducing Breve New Stories

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Breve HQ is buzzing, less than a month left to submitt, tons of great stories to read and a beautiful book to desing. The photo depicts just one of our attempts to be organised and stay on top of our excited minds (we integrate with many cups of tea, walks in the park and the occasional visit to the pub).

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Coming soon: Breve Monthly Newsletter, Breve questionnaire on your dream lit mag and lit community….and much more.

Thank you to all of you -so many!, for submitting your stories, we appreciate how much hard work you put into every single piece and we are honoured you are sharing them with us.

Thank you also to every single reader who got in touch to wish us good luck in our adventure, your support means the world to us.

Your stories and your love for literature fuel our passion, it’s great to have you on board!

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Introducing Breve New Stories

So, What Happens Now? We Read, We write.

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Breve New Stories is up and running!

Last Thursday we decided it was about time to go live and let people know Breve is born. We had such a good response and we really want to thank each and every person that took some time to  have a look and signed up to our new blog and Facebook page.

So, we are doing this.  Breve is out on the hunt for the best new short stories and flash fiction.  We really look forward to get to know all the new and emerging authors out there, that share the same passion for storytelling and are ready to take the plunge. This is the opportunity to be part of a new exciting project and it is the moment to be brave.

 

While making our first steps, while waiting for you to finish editing your stories, we do what we like the most: We Read and We Write.

These are the books  inspiring Breve in these promising summer days: The Penguin Book of the Beach  and  The Penguin Book of the City, both edited by Robert Drewe. Both packed with some of the most brilliant international authors, giving us the thrills with their short stories over the themes of The City and The Beach.

If you are running out of steam or you think you deserve a treat for your hard work, these are the books you are looking for!