Imagine my delight when this cropped up on my radar screen today:
We are actively soliciting short story submissions for the book. Submissions are free and open to everybody. Ryan, Matt and David ! will choose their favorite stories from all submissions, and each contributor will receive $45 USD for each story selected for publication.
The book will be available through Amazon or any other retailer. We are also trying to work it out so that each contributor will have the right to purchase copies of the book at cost (with no retail markup), and will be free to resell the book however they like and keep their profits.
The manuscript will also be placed online, in PDF form, licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution – Noncommercial – Share Alike 2.5 license. That means people will be able to read, copy, and distribute your story for free, which we hope will expose more readers to the material, and which has proven to be a good method of building awareness and even driving physical sales. There may also be an audiobook version created, which will be placed for free on Podiobooks.com.
The formatting on that last sentence is all mine, as you might have guessed. Well thanks, guys! I’m stoked that you are doing this and that you have decided to make Podiobooks.com a part of the distribution chain!
The entry deadline is March 31, 2007, so get crackin’. Be sure and read the very detailed explanation and submission guidelines for more details. They are very specific in not only what they are looking for, but what they are not. The genre seems to be wide open, so check it out!