Thursday, November 14, 2013

Mouse Tales Press News (and Pushcart Prize Nominations)

Typesetting Before Computers

Meet Our Proofreader

September 2013 marked three years since the birth of Mouse Tales Press; it has been a wonderful ride so far and I’m happy to report that this year we began offering a print version of each issue, available through the print-on-demand service Mag Cloud. This change has brought with it the need for a proofreader, which brings me to the very happy announcement that Carrie Wicks has joined our (now three-person) crew.

Carrie has an extensive background as a proofreader and editorial assistant, among other things. Please watch for an updated “About” section on our website where you will be able to read her full bio.

Pushcart Prize Nominations

In other news, since bringing Carrie on board, we have been hard at work selecting our Pushcart Prize nominations for 2013. Many thanks go to Khara House of Our Lost Jungle for assisting in making the final poetry selections.

Our nominations are as follows:

Short Stories


A big thank you to everyone for your continued support of Mouse Tales Press!


Thursday, September 5, 2013

Happy Anniversary!

Dear Readers,

Normally I like to keep Mouse Tales Press and my "other" work separate, but September is an important month. If you are curious about what I mean, you can read more at the whatnot shop.

In the meantime, you can help us celebrate by purchasing a copy of our July 2013 magazine, still available at Mag Cloud.

Thank you for your support!
Truly yours,
--Linda G Hatton

Happy Anniversary!


Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Mouse Tales Press - Now Available In Print

The big announcement is here!

With the shift to a quarterly publication schedule, Mouse Tales Press is now offering hard copies of the magazine for sale through Mag Cloud for just $13 plus shipping. This price also currently offers a free digital copy of the magazine.

I hope you will consider supporting our small press by purchasing a copy or two and/or sharing through social media.

As always, we publish writers in all stages of their careers.

This issue includes:

medium tales, aka short stories

Rebecca Barray -
My Angel
Jeannine Bergers Everett -
Twelve Steps
Cory Wheeler Mimms -
The Quietus of Poor Mr. Moretti

short tales, aka poetry

Cassie Ciopryna -
Loving Him
Joy Ladin -
Indian Takeout
Nasia's Anger
Valerie Loveland -
I Think This Happened
Shawnte Orion -
Latchkey Lesson Plan
Stray Dawn
Janette Schafer -
The Naming
J.lynn Sheridan -
Catching love
The spinning fire

As of September 2013, Mouse Tales Press will be heading into its fourth year. Thank you so much for your continued support.


Tuesday, April 16, 2013

New Mouse Tales Press Schedule

Photo of 2010 Calendar
Mouse Tales Press - Born in 2010

In September 2010, I decided to start a website.

My father had recently died, and the name Mouse Tales Press popped into my head. As some of you may have read before, “Mouse” was the childhood nickname given to me by my father, so I named the site in his honor.

My initial idea was to create a children’s literary magazine. However, after I posted submission listings in various places over the Internet and I began receiving responses, the site shifted. Most of my submissions were geared towards adults, so I changed the background from a picture of cheese to vintage paper.

A few months in, when I realized Mouse Tales Press was receiving more attention than I had anticipated, I invited my editor friend, Elizabeth Johnson, to join me.

Thus, Mouse Tales Press became what it has been until now, a monthly publication, run by me and Elizabeth.

Not to sound cheesy (pun intended), but Elizabeth is a delight to work with!

We are still growing, and with this expansion, we have decided that it is now time to shift Mouse Tales Press to a quarterly schedule.

Our new publication calendar will be January, April, July, and October of each year, which puts our next scheduled issue due out in July 2013.

We are happily accepting submissions while in transition; stay tuned for another post regarding updated submission guidelines.


Tuesday, April 9, 2013

An Important Announcement (Coming Soon)

Wanted Poster
Wanted: Your Attention

Sorry, we are not offering any rewards. But we do have an important announcement coming soon. Keep your eyes and ears open.

In the meantime, please enjoy the April issue.

And thank you for your continued support!


Sunday, March 17, 2013

Friday, February 1, 2013

February Issue

Yes, February is here. I can't help but wonder where January went. As last month's lovely pieces went to the archives, six wonderful pieces took their places. Enjoy!


Robert Boucheron -
Mike Cavanaugh -
Saving Turtles

Jesse King -
Jade Kolbo -
The Kind Winter Lantern
Kristi Nimmo -
In the Circus of Autumn
Piper Lauri Salogga -
nature’s opera