Smories Now Live
Ralph Lazar & Lisa Swerling are the creators of Smories, a free website for kids to watch little films of new stories being read by other kids. Inspired by their daughter, Smories “is a place for unpublished children’s story writers worldwide to get their work published free online, whilst retaining all rights. The stories will be text only (not illustrated), which will remove a common obstacle to publication for many aspiring writers.”
These are absolutely delightful films. The audio and video quality are solid, and the young readers do a great job (the accents will be an added delight for fans of Harry Potter). I don’t know how kids will respond to this, so any readers out there who want to comment on a young viewer’s response, please do so.
The FAQs on the site provide complete information about rights, content, and submissions.