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Celebrate World Music Day by Reading a Book – the World’s First Euphictional Anthology ‘Cover Stories’

Euphiction, coined by the marriage of euphonious with fiction, is a new literary genre, the first book of its kind released on World Music Day 21st June.

Tampa, FL, June 18, 2010 --( A year ago, writer Christian A. Dumais (Empty Rooms Lonely Countries, 2008) set in motion Cover Stories, a project where 10 writers from around the globe banded together to produce a collection of 100 stories that cut deep into the tracks of their favourite albums to produce euphiction, the duet of musical inspiration with the written word. The rules were simple: 10 stories per writer, each story inspired by a track from their chosen album, and each under 1000 words.

In the book’s foreword, Mike Dawson, creator of Freddie & Me (Bloomsbury USA, 2008), talks about euphiction: “My understanding of a song cover is one artist performing their own take on another artist's work. . . but how do you cover a song in prose form, those letters sitting silently on the page? How exactly do you do that? How do you write the way music feels?”

Dumais says, “I believe the writers in Cover Stories addressed Dawson’s questions and delivered more than just a mix tape of divergent fictions. Inspired by the music of the Walkmen, Combichrist, the Twilight Singers and more, these writers have become the scouts of a new literary invasion.”

And like any good mix tape, Cover Stories encompasses a wide range of territory, from horror to romance to comedy to the unexpected. The authors, too, are a diverse bunch, half of them published for the first time. Readers can also read the liner notes following each set of stories, where the authors provide details regarding their musical muses.

The Cover Stories website ( will go live simultaneously with the book’s release and will include a ‘Top 10 Chart’ of the most popular stories from the book and visitors own submissions of euphiction.

ISBN/EAN13: 1452831548 / 9781452831541

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