The Short Story Advent Calendar 2017: Giveaway open till Oct. 17
Disclaimer: Giveaway copy is courtesy of the kind people at Hingston & Olsen Publishing, but I bought my own copy. I know one of the creators, Michael Hingston, and reviewed his novel The Dilettantes here.
It’s that time of year again: The Short Story Advent Calendar is on sale now, and I have a copy to give away. I plan to do daily reveal videos, so subscribe on YouTube if you haven’t already!
The SSAC is exactly what it sounds like: individually bound short stories that you open every day from December 1 to 25. The creators also post daily author interviews and extras on their website. The best part is reading along and chatting about the stories with fellow bookish people on the internet – use #ssac2017 on Twitter.
How to enter & other fine print
- To enter: tell me about the last great short story you read in the comments, and make sure your comment either includes your email address, or links to somewhere I can find it. Or, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and put SSAC in the subject line. If you haven’t read a great short story lately, that’s okay! Just tell me how excited you are to start reading them, or something.
- Rules and regulations:
- Contest is open till October 17, 2017.
- On October 18, I will randomly choose a winner. I will notify the winner by email and ask for their mailing address. If I don’t hear back in 48 hours, I’ll choose again.
- The winner’s calendar will ship in late October.
- The giveaway is open internationally, but can only ship to addresses in Canada, USA, Mexico, Belgium, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Monaco, the Netherlands, Portugal, San Marino, Spain, and the United Kingdom.
Psst… Hingston & Olsen are offering a second story box this year. The Ghost Box is full of scary stories, and is still available but probably won’t be for long.
Ooh, fun! I’ve tried to be better about reading short stories this year. A few favourites I’ve encountered were “Death of a Parish Priest” in The Great Profundo and Other Stories by Bernard MacLaverty, Brian Doyle’s “My Devils” in The Best Small Fictions 2017, and “Engulfed” from The Graybar Hotel by Curtis Dawkins
Well I’ve heard of none of these! I should do a round up with people’s suggestions…
The last short story I read was also a great one – “The Boat” by Alistair MacLeod.
Feeling lucky! 😉
I’ve never read his short stories. Should probably fix that.
Thank you for the giveaway! The last great short story I read was “The Lottery” by Shirley Jackson 🙂
Last great short story I read was “Nothing Goes to Waste” by Hugh Howley.
Short, sweet and extremely effective.
Is it sci-fi? I’ll check it out!
Yes it is. It is collected in his new short story collection, Machine Learning
Ok I also bought a copy so don’t include me in the giveaway! But I was thinking of doing a booktube daily reveal too or something in December? maybe we can do a fun partnership or something?
The last short story I read was Joseph Allen Hill’s The Venus Effect in The Best American Series 2017. It’s a post-modern story, told again and again, on the subject of institutionalized racism. It sounds like a bummer (and it is), but it’s also really well done and intriguing.
Don’t know if my email got left somewhere; it’s meghanrose [at] gmail [dot] com.
Oh man, just read “The Husband Stitch” by Carmen Maria Machado (link here if you want to read: https://granta.com/the-husband-stitch/). SO GOOD.