It’s amazing to me how all of these stories offer wit, thoughtfulness and plot twists just like you would find in a longer novel, but in less than 1000 words. Perfect when you just need to take a short break.
San Diego, CA (PRWEB) April 18, 2012
For 25 years now, Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader has been amazing its fans with short, easy-to-read facts, articles and other non-fiction tidbits. This month, Portable Press is proud to introduce its first ever entry into fiction: Uncle John's Bathroom Reader Presents Flush Fiction (Portable Press, ISBN-13: 978-1607104278). With contributions from 88 different authors, Flush Fiction is a collection of short stories (also known as “flash fiction”) that can be read in one sitting.
"Our books are all about offering short and punchy ideas that stick with you long after you’ve put it down," says Gordon Javna, Editor-in-Chief and Publisher of Portable Press. “It’s amazing to me how all of these stories offer wit, thoughtfulness and plot twists just like you would find in a longer novel, but in less than 1000 words. Perfect when you just need to take a short break.”
While short fiction stories have always been available, “flash fiction” has been gaining popularity since the early 1990’s. Wanting to try something new, the editors at Portable Press placed ads in several publications looking for submissions of quirky works of fiction. When close to 1000 entries were received, the editors realized they were onto something. “Traditionally, works like these were found in magazines, and with printed magazines on the decline, these authors were excited to have another source to share their work,” adds Javna.
Trimming the submissions down to just 88 stories, the editors were looking for stories that flowed with the tone and content one expects when reading Bathroom Readers. In typical Uncle John style, the book is in digest format – offering a little something for everyone. From nostalgia-based stories to romance to science fiction tales of monsters, the tales featured in Flush Fiction are a unique combination of tales that only Uncle John can bring you.
For a complete list of authors selected for inclusion in Flush Fiction, please visit http://bathroomreader.com/homepage/flush-fiction/
About Portable Press
Portable Press is an imprint of Baker & Taylor Publishing Group, a division of Baker & Taylor, known as a world-leader in digital and traditional media distribution. For more than 20 years, Portable Press and The Bathroom Readers’ Institute (http://www.bathroomreader.com) have squeezed out the competition with the Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader series to become the longest-running, most successful and bestselling bathroom reader book series in the country. With more than 10 million copies in print, you can trust Uncle John to bring you the best in pop culture, forgotten history, strange lawsuits, the origins of everyday things, weird news, and more.