Fogland is a fascinating literary project by Mark Capell, author of Cafe Insomniac. Lindy Moone was the one who tipped me off about Mark’s book, last Fall, and today she has a Fogland story over on his site:
The Harbinger of Gloom Street
So what, exactly, is Fogland? In Mark’s words:
FOGLAND is going to be a series of weekly podcasts. Each episode features a short story from a different writer.
But there’s a link.
Every story is set in the world of FOGLAND. This is a mythical town where, owing to its geographical location, fog descends on over two hundred days of the year.
Writers can either expand on characters and story lines in previous episodes of Fogland or create new ones in their stories. And it can be written in any style. The title must include a Fogland street name (which the writer devises).
When each episode has been written, I record it and distribute it on the weekly Fogland podcast.
At the end of the podcast, listeners are encouraged to explore other works by the featured author.
At the same time, the author can publish the text version of their story in online stores.
The author can charge for that book or go the perma-free route. It’s up to them. They can also embed the podcast on their own website and use it for promotion, or elsewhere.
Mark Capell is calling on all authors who are interested to write stories for upcoming Fogland episodes, and I must admit it has piqued my interest. Between writing a sequel to “Kick” and cage fighting for guns, gold and diamonds, I may not have time.
We’ll see 🙂