One of the few audio short story publishers paying authors and narrators
Batavia, Illinois –August 12, 2009 – Audio short story publisher Sniplits is now accepting short story submissions from authors in multiple genres. Its new submissions calendar and guidelines are posted at the Sniplits Authors’ Room.
Sniplits pays authors an advance of between $10 and $100 for fiction that has not been previously published (100 to 9000 words) and authors have the potential to earn up to 50% in royalties. Sniplits, known for its high production quality, is one of the few audio short story publishers to hire professional narrators, primarily drawing them from Chicago theater talent.
Sniplits publishes the stories as MP3 files, which can be listened to on virtually any device that plays digital music, including iPods.
“Sniplits audio short stories are perfectly sized for nearly any pause in the day, from a two-minute wait in line to a 30-minute dog walk to an hour-long commute,” said Sniplits founder and publisher, Anne Stuessy.
The Sniplits Snapshot:
Audio short stories in most genres (no erotica)
Stories are professionally narrated and produced
Formatted as downloadable MP3 files, Sniplits stories are playable on virtually any MP3 player–iPods, Zunes, iPhones, Blackberries, computers, etc.
Short stories range from just under 2 minutes to about an 1 hour
Stories retail online for .48 cents to $1.28
More than 80 published and new authors from 9 countries (all stories are in English)
In addition to offering audio short stories, Sniplits offers Fan Club pages to connect members with its authors. The Fan Clubs enable authors to answer member questions, share news, and link to other stories and books they’ve published. While anyone can shop Sniplits, only Sniplits members can access the Author Fan Clubs. Membership is free and there are no obligations to ever buy a story. Members also receive a free story each week and can post story reviews.
Sniplits is privately held and was founded in 2008 by former Motorola communications executive, Anne Stuessy. Sniplits is a member of the Audio Publishing Association and the Independent Book Publishers Association. Sniplits, Sniplits.com, and the stylized logo are service marks of Stussi, Inc.
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