Online Publication wordhaus Now Seeking Submissions
It’s time for a new kind of literary publication, built for the digital age. Meet wordhaus.
wordhaus is a web-based short story zine publishing works in romance, mystery/thriller and sci-fi/fantasy genres. It was crafted with the expectations of the modern web user in mind. It features an easily navigable design and fresh content on a weekly basis. Readers can subscribe via RSS and email, and PDFs of each story will be available for download to ereaders and tablets. Comments at the end of each story allows readers to engage with the wordhaus community, and the site is equipped with widgits for easy social media posting so readers can share stories they love with their friends.
The bottom line: wordhaus is a place where new stories are easy to get and take anywhere.
“wordhaus was modeled after web publications and Internet media powerhouses like hulu and Pandora more than traditional literary journals. I wanted to create something accessible and approachable for the modern genre fiction fan,” said wordhaus founder and editor Emily Wenstrom.
A creative writer herself, it was also important to Wenstrom to offer value for authors. Each story features a headshot and small bio of the author at the end, which will link to a full profile page. On their profile pages, authors can share more about themselves and link to their websites, blogs or other works, making it easy for readers to connect with and follow authors they love.
Now that the site is launched, all it needs is stories to fill it with. Writers can submit their romance, mystery/thriller and sci-fi/fantasy stories to firstname.lastname@example.org. Stories should be no more than 2,000 words. No attachments, please. Learn more about submissions at www.wordhaus.com/write-for-us.
About the Founder
Emily Wenstrom is a professional writer living in Washington, DC. She has a background in journalism, including roles ranging from proofer for a political newsletter to managing editor of a women’s lifestyle magazine. She currently is in the creative industry, with five years in marketing and public relations. She blogs about creativity in art and career at Creative Juicer, and is the founder and editor of wordhaus, a short story zine built for the digital age.