Heliand Publishing is Promoting the Writing of Short Stories by Accepting Submissions

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Heliand Publishing is accepting submissions for short stories in order to promote the writing and distribution of short stories.

Short stories have not always found their place in great literature. Thanks to great writers like Edgar Allan Poe, Ernest Hemingway, Anton Chekhov and others, short stories have received great notoriety.

Short story writing is a unique art and vastly different than novel writing in form and purpose. Where novel writing is complicated, has many things going on and creates a world of possibilities, short story writing focuses on a quick, powerful impact.

Short stories are not novellas either. Novellas are simply short novels and they strive for a similar effect of a novel. Some longer short stories may resemble a novella because of length but; the intent, design and focus is different. The short story gives glimpses of lives and events; whereas, the novel or novella encapsulate entire lives and multiple events. Some short stories span whole lives, showing different glimpses of a life. This is different than a novel or novella because, the short story will show certain events that work toward its aim and focus.

Despite the acknowledgment that short stories have received, novel-length works are still vastly more popular and more widely distributed. Heliand Publishing's goal is to encourage and promote the writing and distribution of short stories.

To accomplish this, Heliand Publishing is accepting submission for short stories in five specific Genres: Literary Fantasy, Modern Mythology, Religious/Spiritual Literature, Medieval Literature and Psychological Literature.

Authors' work that has been approved will be posted on the Heliand Publishing website for free. This will help the author to get his name known and the distribution of short stories. In spring of 2006, Heliand Publishing will take a collection of the best short stories that have been posted on the web and publishing them into an anthology.

For more details about Heliand Publishing and instructions for story submission, go to http://www.heliandpublishing.com.

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