The Midnight Diner is a hardboiled genre anthology with a Christian slant. No restrictions on God, no restrictions on reality. Didactic preachy works are dismissed unceremoniously; we’re looking for high quality works that are uncompromising in craft, content, and quality. Since 2007, The Diner has been released as an annual, print anthology. For the time being, the first three volumes can be found here, here and here. However, like any good creation, we’re going through changes. Evolving, as it were.
At the beginning of next year, the Diner will move to a quarterly, online format. For a nominal fee, subscribers will have access to exclusive music, poetry, nonfiction, short fiction and art, as well as an original serial novella. Each year’s content will also be released early the following year as a print and digital anthology. We are also switching over to a paying publication, as opposed to the prior Editor’s Choice Award model.
You won’t have to wait until January of next year to get reacquainted with the Diner, however. In the very near future, we’ll be kicking off a fundraiser to procure our first year’s operating budget (after which, the Diner should be sustainable through subscriptions and possibly advertising). We’ll also be releasing Diner’s 1-3 in digital format for Amazon Kindle at a very affordable cost. Finally, we plan to release the long-awaited Diner 4 in digital format in September, for your reading pleasure.
We hope that you’ll come along for the ride, that you’ll participate actively in our project and make it a part of your lives, and that you’ll share us with your friends. While we’re in the process of finalizing our restructuring, please stay in touch with us here on the site, via our new Facebook page, and on Twitter.