Sharon, who runs the Fiction Addiction writing group, sent me an email asking if I'd put the following on this blog:
APPEAL FOR A QUICK READ PROJECT.
Would you like to see your stories published on an Android phone app?
My husband and I are launching a new project soon – a FREE short story app called A Quick Read.
The good news is, we're not charging any writer to upload the stories on the app.
The bad news is, we cannot pay writers a fee, as we're starting the project as a hobby. However, if we mange to secure funding, we will be able to pay you.
I’ll be sending out lots of press releases to raise publicity.
The categories for fiction are:
Twist in tale
The word count we require is 500 -1,000 words.
No swearing, no excessive violence, and no erotica, please.
Also, we require a brief outline (one or two lines) about your story.
Go to www.aquickread.net to view our website.
‘Terms and conditions for writers’ can be found under ‘Information’ on the drop down menu.
It would be best if you sent us unpublished work. All writers retain copyright.
You can also see how the app works on the website.
Please e-mail your stories to me, Sharon at: email@example.com.
PS If you have a website or blog address, we can place this at the bottom of your story on the app.
This sounds like an exciting project! Even though there's no pay at present, including your website or blog address might bring in more readers, so if you've got some spare stories of the right length it'll be worth sending them to Sharon and Keith.
Hmm, I have an Android phone. This app looks like a great thing to have if you find yourself stuck somewhere without a book or Kindle to read... I'm looking forward to its launch!