Monday, February 28, 2011

5x5 Fiction submissions are closed! Review process has begun

The official review process has begun.

I want to thank all of the writers who have submitted work. You not only accepted my challenge, you exceeded all my expectations. I’ve received some really thought-provoking, punch-in-the-gut pieces.

Now for the meat and potatoes…

Acceptances and rejections will be coming posthaste to your inboxes. Let me say this: rejecting work, especially from writers I’ve come to know and respect, isn’t an easy task. But it’s necessary in order to present the highest quality work for the reader based on the criteria summarized in the guidelines. Of course this is based solely on my own opinion.

Please remember, as this is a new form, the first issue will hopefully clarify exactly what I’m looking for. So please submit again.

I’m still in the process of determining presentation of the first issue. My preference is to offer it as a free downloadable pdf file vs. posting it directly into the blog. I’ll keep you posted.

My sincere thanks to you all,
Angel Zapata


  1. The best of luck with this, Angel. I think it's an exciting idea!

  2. Thanks, Laura. Yeah, there's going to be some great work featured.