This is difficult to write. I wanted nothing more than to get another issue of 5x5 Fiction out into the world, but it appears it won’t be happening. There simply weren’t enough quality submissions to go forward with Issue Five.
I place the blame solely on myself as I wasn’t able to promote the submission calls via social networks like I did for the previous issues. I’ve just been too busy and a bit overwhelmed.
I apologize to all of the writers who sent me their beautifully penned babies for Issue Five consideration. Please know I respect your work too much to put forth an issue I don’t 100% believe in. I know your work will find the welcome arms of another publication.
I’m very happy and proud of the writing that has appeared here at 5x5 Fiction. There have been four superb issues I will forever treasure. At this point, I don’t have the necessary time or energy to devote to this site and will be placing 5x5 Fiction on indefinite hiatus.
If there’s someone out there who would like to pick up the 5x5 editing mantle and run with it, I’m all for it.
READERS: I thank you from the bottom of my heart for all the love and support you’ve given to me and all the authors who have been published here.
WRITERS: I encourage you to continue writing 5x5 Fiction pieces. Submit to other flash fiction sites. Keep the form alive.