Having completed the layout and printed a copy of The Trial Issue, I began duplicating, folding, stapling, and trimming the pages into chapbooks. I then printed address labels and stuffed manila envelopes: two copies to each of the fifteen authors and one copy to each author whose submission had not been accepted. The total postage to Canada, Australia, Mexico, and Wales as well as eight of the United States was $33.15.
Now ... here's how to Subscribe and Submit your work to A Flasher's Dozen -- a 20-30 page quarterly chapbook containing 13-17 pieces of Flash Lit.
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An annual subscription is $15 for four issues (plus $8 postage for non-residents of the US). We also offer a Next Issue Subscription for $5.00 (plus $2 postage for non-residents).
Subscriptions may be paid through PayPal to firstname.lastname@example.org or by check payable to KR Mullin, PO Box 112, Mantua, NJ 08051-0112.
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We pay $15 per published story for submissions from subscribers. Non-subscribers will be paid two copies of the issue in which their work appears. No one should submit more than one piece per issue. "Next Issue" subscribers may submit one piece before receiving the issue and another piece after receiving the issue.
The submission should be pasted into an e-mail and sent to email@example.com
The Subject Line should read Winter Issue: Your Story Title.
10/1/05 (for the Winter Issue)
01/1/06 (for the Spring Issue)
04/1/06 (for the Summer Issue)
07/1/06 (for the Autumn issue)
Each subscriber whose work is published will receive a check for $15, an extra copy of the issue in which the work appears, and a one-issue subscription extension.
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, or even enigmas gift-wrapped in conundrums.
Because The Winter Issue will officially be The Second Issue, stories about Seconds, Second-hand Items, or Second Sight will be particularly welcome though not required.
Works containing gratuitous violence, prurient sex, or censorable language should be submitted elsewhere.
Submissions must contain between 55 and 999 words. Authors must include: (1) a mailing address and (2) a brief biography to be published in the issue (including personal website information if desired). Also, non-subscribers must state that they realize they'll only receive two copies of the issue in which their work appears.
Please do not send material that has been submitted or published elsewhere. All rights revert to the author after publication.