Encouraging authors to write and share speculative short stories across Substack.
I’m working on 10 short stories for a planned collection coming out next year. I’ll be sharing all of them for free here on Substack first. This Friday the second one comes out. They are based on Curio Fiction. Your idea might just align with what I’m planning on writing and releasing.
I just put the last piece of my Serialized novel A BEGINNER'S GUIDE TO TIME TRAVEL up yesterday. Any chances of having a novel/serial category in the future?
This is such a wonderful idea. I wish you success with it!
Yes- I am so into this. A great excuse for me to publish my spec fic in my newsletter.
I am currently writing no less than eleven books, most of which I plan to self-pub, because trad just doesn't click with my soul, with the direction I have for a lot of stories.
Four of them are short story collections (three being themed, one being novel-length).
Three of the books are a trilogy of sci-fi time travel novels.
One of them is a standalone astral projection sci-fi tale with a YA angle at the start.
And the rest? Top secret (but I will reveal them here soon)
But that novel is being serialised here on Substack, and some of the stories are already here. I think when submissions open I'll be sending ahead WHALE, a short story about a fossilised human astronaut that follows the fossil's journey through a distant future trade network.
So I am very glad to see this opportunity today. I have been looking for something like this for a while, briefly considered setting one up myself before realising I much prefer being on the writing side of things (and had those other books to keep working on!).
Really excited for this Brian. Even if I don't get in, the chance for feedback from another Substack entrepreneur is exciting. I hope this goes brilliantly for you!
Exciting stuff, Brian! Congratulations and best wishes as you roll this out!
I wish you all the best with your Lunar Awards project and I’m looking forward to discovering new authors through your initiative!
I’m excited Brian, glad to see you doing this. What are some different ways people can help/support?
Very excited for this! You’re doing the community a great service, Brian. Appreciate your hard work in setting this up. Can’t wait for the first award season to start.
My Chapter 10 comes out tomorrow and just might have interstellar overtones despite being placed in terra firma 😀 - first time I’ve written anything like that 😀
Congratulations 🎊 Brian!!!
Very cool. I'm a rookie writer and at the moment I'm writing short stories to "find my voice" before tackling a novel. I only have a small subscriber base, but it's a great feeling getting positive feedback.
Like the Macho Man said "the cream rises to the top"
Substack is already a great way of saying goodbye to the masochistic rejection life. But projects like this are great because they increase the feeling that publishing on Substack will get somebody somewhere.
That's speaking for myself anyway. While I was saving them for a physical publication, I think I will publish a couple sci-fi stories on my Substack after all.
This sounds exciting. I have a seven-part sci-fi short story I posted in fall 2022. There’s also audio. Hoping to publish more.
While I primarily post novels in serial form, I do have a couple of short pieces. They're series tie-ins, though....
I speculate I shall share some stories in that vein! Shared one today in fact. Future Now. It's more of a writing prompt that emerged from a conversation I overheard some weeks ago. I still need to get up to speed with all the substacks and setting up mine. 4th week, so still a bit green! I tried "Video post" for the first time yesterday, but not sure I will use it often.