The inaugural Short Story America Festival and Conference comes to Beaufort.

Great news for fans of literature in the Lowcountry! The inaugural Short Story America Festival and Conference is scheduled for September 21-23, 2012 right here in historic Beaufort. This leading arts community is a perfect destination for writers and readers of short fiction, and is the home of Short Story America. The event venues will include the USCB Center for Performing Arts, Short Story America, and the beautiful rooftop at Old Bay Marketplace, among others.

The Short Story America Festival and Conference will be a coming-together of writers, readers, teachers and publishers of short stories. If you love short fiction, from reading to discussion, from writing stories to meeting authors to helping students in developing their writing craft, then you will enjoy the Short Story America Festival and Conference!

Author readings, writing seminars, book signings and discussions, professional development for teachers, shopping from a variety of vendors, and social gatherings will highlight the annual three-day celebration of the short story. The all-events pass is only $35, including all of the above, plus three short films mixed in with the readings at the USCB Center for the Performing Arts. Seating is limited, so register now for your all-events pass to the first Short Story America Festival and Conference. To register, go to, and click on FESTIVAL.


And now on Kindle…

Short Story America, the Beaufort-based publisher of great short stories by current and classic authors, has announced that its acclaimed first anthology, The Short Story America Anthology, Volume I, is now available on Kindle. This 580-page collection of 56 short stories by 46 top authors has been called “literary fiction at its best” and “better than Best American Short Stories” by reviewers. The Kindle version is only $7.99 (the hardcover original is $29.95, available directly from Short Story America or at Beaufort Bookstore or Amazon) and can be read on any device that has a Kindle app (for example, there is a Kindle app available for i-Phones and i-Pads).
If you would prefer to get your copy of the hardcover original directly from Short Story America, and to have it signed by author and editor T.D. (Tim) Johnston, please write to Tim Johnston at his email address: You can also call Short Story America at 524-7800, or drop by their offices at Beaufort Town Center (Bi-Lo Shopping Center), at 2121 Boundary Street, Suite 204. To order the signed hardcover online, go to