Amazon Publishing has launched StoryFront, a new imprint devoted to short fiction across all genres that will serve as home to the digital literary journal Day One, which Amazon announced in October. StoryFront will publish a variety of works exclusive to Kindle, including stories originally published in Day One, available for purchase a la carte. There are no plans for print editions.
“Based on the continued success of short fiction on Kindle as well as the enthusiastic response to Day One—we received thousands of subscriptions in the first week—we know readers are hungry for short stories and excited about exploring new genres,” said Daphne Durham, publisher of Amazon's adult trade and children’s group. “With StoryFront, we’re feeding that enthusiasm by offering a wide range of stories curated by a team of editors who are committed to the craft.”
The imprint will feature short works from debut and established authors, acquired and edited by all Amazon Publishing editors. StoryFront launches with 43 stories, including Sheila, by Rebecca Adams Wright, the first story published in Day One; A Bite of Strawberry by William Lashner; Museum of Literary Souls by John Connolly; and Farmer One by Christian Cantrell.
StoryFront will also publish stories from around the world translated into English. The initial group, from Brazil, will include pieces from Claudia Lage and Cristovão Tezza, among others.