Monday, January 24, 2005

Submission Guidelines


My name is Ken Mullin. I enjoy writing Flash Fiction, and I've been thinking about starting my own Flash Fiction quarterly. However, to find out how much time and money I'd have to invest in such a project, I intend to begin with a Trial Issue.

I've chosen the title for my publication, A Flasher's Dozen, and expect to include 13 to 15 pieces of Flash (approximately 24-40 5x8" pages).

Submissions may be fiction or memoir in any genre or combination of genres; they may be cleverly surreal or humorously absurd; they may even be prose poetry. But they must contain narrative elements, and they must display some form of wit -- cleverness, paradox, subtlety, irony, epiphany, enigmas enwrapped in conundrums, etc.

Submissions must contain between 55 and 999 words, preferably about 500.

Works containing gratuitous violence, prurient sex, or censorable language should be submitted elsewhere.

Authors should include: (1) a mailing address to receive a copy of the issue, (2) a brief biography to be published in the issue, including a personal website if desired, and (3) information about how they heard about this Trial Issue.

Submissions will be limited to one per author; all rights revert to the author after publication. Please do not send material that has been submitted or published elsewhere.

Authors whose stories are accepted for the Trial Issue will receive 2 copies. If I decide to continue publishing, they will also receive a complimentary four-issue subscription, probably about a $20 value.

Deadline for the Trial Issue will be on or before April 1st; notification of acceptance or rejection will occur by May 2nd; and publication will take place on or before June 3rd. When15 pieces have been accepted, the issue will close.

Submissions should be sent within an e-mail (no attachments) to krm6343@yahoo,com; the Subject Line should begin "Trial Issue:" (without the quotes) followed by the title of the submission.