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MERMADE STORIES

MERMADE Stories IS A PUBLICATION OF ORIGINAL SHORT STORIES SHOWCASING some of the brilliant writers we are working with.

VOLUME 2: 1ST DECEMBER 2022
 
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CONCRETE

WRITTEN BY Walinase J. Mbekeani

A young girl wakes up to a new body part… just in time for the big high school dance.

LITTLE SPARKs

WRITTEN BY Piya Sinha-Roy

Fractures puncture the immaculately curated world of a picture-perfect couple.

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OBSESSED WITH YOU

WRITTEN BY Jess Brickman

They are perfect for each other. Unfortunately.

THE NEIGHBORS

WRITTEN BY Alex Morris

Newlyweds Ashleigh and John get more than they bargained for when they take an interest in the dilapidated house next door.

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AFTER YOU

WRITTEN BY Amy Reed

Grief-stricken acquaintances attempt to press pause on their new reality.

VOLume 2: ILLUSTRATIONS BY THE TALENTED

LAURA MISHKIN

Laura is a cartoonist, illustrator, and designer living in Los Angeles. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, The Los Angeles Times, and Seattle's The Stranger. She works as an architectural designer at Loescher Meachem Architects.

@LauraMishkin

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VOLUME 1: 8TH MARCH 2022
 
 
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SUBJECT LINE: WTF

WRITTEN BY JESSICA WATSON

A bachelorette party invite shines new light on a longtime friendship.

 

BON APPETITE

WRITTEN BY LAURA DONNEY

A woman having a Very Bad Body Day goes to dinner with a new friend.

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ILLUMINATED

WRITTEN BY LESLIE RATHE

A 1950s housewife. A dose of LSD. A history of stereotypes shattered.

 

WAKING

WRITTEN BY JENNA REBACK

A teenage girl with anterograde amnesia finds herself accused of murder.

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VOLume 1: ILLUSTRATIONS BY THE TALENTED

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EMILY FLAKE

Emily Flake is a cartoonist, writer, performer, and illustrator based in Brooklyn, NY. She is also the founder of St. Nell’s Humor Writing Residency for Ladies.

@emilyflake / @stnells

@eflakeagogo / @stnells

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GUIDELINES FOR MERMADE STORIES

  • Unpublished short stories. Original, sharp, fresh, and grounded in character. 

  • We are interested in stories that have been trapped in the imagination with a narrative arc.

  • We pay for all stories. In addition to publishing on Mermade Stories, we also develop TV, film, podcast projects inspired by the stories that run on our site, generating additional opportunities for contributors.

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