Friday, June 10, 2011

5x5 Fiction presents ISSUE TWO: Secrets, Scuffles and Surprises

Once again it’s my pleasure to present you with another spectacular issue of 5x5 Fiction. Get ready for some familiar names alongside some new blood. You have the option to view the issue online or download the pdf file.

ISSUE TWO: Secrets, Scuffles and Surprises

Please do take the time to provide feedback here. I want to know what you do and don’t like. At the very least, let these amazing writers know how much you appreciate their work.

-Angel Zapata

Monday, June 6, 2011

5x5 Fiction ISSUE TWO Update...and more

At this point, responses have been sent out to all writers who submitted work for Issue Two. So check those mailboxes.

We're looking at a release date of on or before June 11th. Mark those calendars and spread the word. The Issue Two theme is...'ll just have to wait and see. Aw, don't you hate that?

Regarding submission guidelines, there will be two changes. One: submissions will be accepted year round without a cut-off date. Quarterly deadlines will be March 1st, June 1st, September 1st, and December 1st. Work accepted after deadline dates will appear in the following issue. Two: I will accept up to 5 works per e-mail (no need to send 5 separate e-mails anymore).

What else?

Oh, yes. Submission guidelines exist for a reason. I am, by nature, flexible. As many of you know, I am more than willing to work with you on editing and revising your work. I want you to succeed and see your work published. But, as of this day forward, if you send me work that doesn't adhere to the guidelines (i.e. wrong word count, more or less than 5 sentences, sentences with more or less than 5 words, multiple spelling errors...yes, this is happening!), I will unleash the claw on you. For those of you unaware of the tells me you haven't read the guidelines!...god help ya!

Anyway, I can't wait to show you this issue!

Thursday, June 2, 2011

5x5 Fiction Submissions are Officially Closed…BUT…

5x5 Fiction submissions are officially closed, BUT as I won’t begin editing ISSUE TWO until this weekend, I am willing to consider submissions until midnight June 3rd. That means if you missed the deadline, it now has been extended until this Friday. That gives you 2 more days to create a masterpiece! But don't forget to read the guidelines.

This also means that at some time next week acceptances and rejections will be sent out.

For those curious, I rarely read any of the submissions prior to the deadline close. This allows me to review the entire body work individually and as a collective. Usually, this increases the chance I’ll accept a writer’s work.

Of course, this also increases the chance I won’t have enough accepted submissions for the latest issue. Hmm, I’ll cross that bridge as it comes.

I’ll continue to keep you posted.