A short story advent calendar? What a time to be alive. Break out your coloured lights, Ninjas. It’s December. And what better way to celebrate than with short stories. (Okay, there are definitely better ways to celebrate, but work with me here.) Beats has the scoop:
The brainchild of editor Michael Hingston and designer Natalie Olsen, who together run the Edmonton micropress Hingston & Olsen Publishing, the advent calendar features twenty-five short stories – one per day between December 1 and Christmas. The stories are by Canadian and international authors, professionally edited, and beautifully designed. This year’s version comes in a selection of differently coloured slipcases, and each individual story is saddle-stitched and typeset for easy reading.