|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.