Get your short story published in an eBook produced by the Sunnyvale Public Library and distributed to libraries throughout the greater Bay Area and beyond. Sunnyvale is part of the Bay Area Library ePublishers (BALE) program that regularly produces differently themed eBooks featuring a collection of creative works by authors.
This project provides a longer reach for local authors who are interested in building name recognition through their presence in regional library catalogs and beyond.
The Library will announce an open call for submissions at the start of each new book publishing cycle. A panel of creative writing instructors and library professionals will review all submissions and select the top submissions for publication.
The current project cycle is closed. A new theme and submission information will be shared on the Library's homepage when it becomes available.
Qualifying manuscripts are read and ranked by the BALE panel of writing instructors and library representatives, using standardized criteria, which includes points for language, technique and style, form and flow, impact, voice, and relevance.
To be considered, manuscripts must:
This project is supported in whole or in part by the Friends of the Sunnyvale Public Library.