Due to the impact of Covid on society, my small business, and family - I've suspended all submissions of full length collections and novels. It's impossible to plan a book release when all live events are cancelled by the state in this emergency.
Until this pandemic reaches a new normal with events being restored - Moran Press will only accept stand alone short stories between 500-2500 words.
These stories will be posted on MoranPress.com
Terms will be simple - a cash amount, starting at $10 for 500 word micro fiction, for each story up to $25 for 2500 words.
*Originally I had called for short stories up to 5k word stories, but that will become it's own post and unique call for submissions*
To submit: Submit work via email as Microsoft Word attachment (include word count in body of post) to MoranPressGroup@gmail.com
Dark literary fiction in the tradition of Poe, Kafka, and Shirley Jackson (to name a few).
The purpose of these stories is to provide entertainment to the readers of Moran Press.
Like many Americans (and others around the world), I've been on mandatory shelter in place order for some time. Millions are stuck at home watching endless hours of television. It's been difficult for me to concentrate on reading.
To give readers out there another option besides television, Moran Press is offering FOUR Kindle Ebooks free. I picked a memoir, a novel, a collection of short stories, and a poetry collection to give readers a free tour of small press literature.
I also picked titles that read fast and you can digest in short bursts to adjust for the new paradigm of anxiety and concentration troubles.
LOVE AND QUARTERS by Gabriel Ricard
Gabriel Ricard’s 2nd poetry book is about coming to terms with the good, the bad, and the reliably hideous. The world is a badly run 1890s-style asylum, but at least there’s a lot of good stuff on TV. Love and Quarters goes deep into love, depression, high adventures in the great outdoors, and whatever the hell else may happen while in transit.
ELLA by Stephen Moran
Dexter meets Lolita in this genre bending thriller Ella Thomas is a beautiful 20-year-old writer haunted by a traumatic past. Trapped in a small-town where everyone knows her secrets, she flees on a road-trip across America in search of adventure and to find the man that holds the key to understanding the violent days of her childhood.
Two mysterious men stalk Ella on the odyssey from Massachusetts to Las Vegas - an FBI agent named Marcus that suspects her of being a serial killer and an assassin called Mr. Brown with a familiar face she can't quite remember.
At the core of her journey of self-discovery is the search for Ray Holden. Everyone tells her he is dead, but she refuses to believe it and her insistence on finding him sets off a chain of events that culminates in a shocking final turn.
Follow her journey to learn the answers to the burning questions. Who is Ray Holden? And more importantly...
Is the FBI correct? Is Ella Thomas a serial killer?
Find out in ELLA.
THE MOURNING AFTER by Charles Bivona
The Mourning After traces the fractured narrative of the writer's life. From his childhood in the aftermath of America's Vietnam War, to his academic years in the shadow of 9/11, the portrait that emerges from this arresting collection is one of devastating loss, deep love, and unique introspection on what it means to be an American.
ORIGIN OF A SERIAL KILLER by Stephen Moran
Are killers born or made? Journey into the psyche of a killer to discover the dark secrets of a twisted mind. Read the journals and stories seized by the FBI and written by a serial killer Ella Thomas with the ominous moniker, The Butcher of Vegas. What makes her kill? Find out in Origin of a Serial Killer. Her words. Her stories.
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