HeroicStories is completely submission-driven. We don’t write stories ourselves, but rely on people submitting stories that meet our editorial guidelines for new content.
What it boils down to is really simple: no new story submissions means no new story publications.
But we keep on publishing anyway!
I restarted HeroicStories in 2014 after the death of the previous editor. At that time HeroicStories had an archive of over 850 stories. It’s those stories that we publish in our new incarnation, and — for the first time — archive here online on the HeroicStories web site.
So, in short:
- We continue to accept new stories.
- When we have no new stories — which is the case most of the time of late(*) — we work through our catalog of previously published stories.
Thanks for understanding!
(*) Honestly, this is really no surprise. The internet is different today than in 1999 when HeroicStories was established. People have many additional venues to easily publish their stories. Fortunately we feel our republished stories are timeless, so that they may have happened a decade or more ago shouldn’t detract from their value.