Sunday, November 20, 2005

Latest Subscription and Submission Guidelines

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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 krm6343@yahoo.com or by check payable to KR Mullin, PO Box 112, Mantua, NJ 08051-0112.

Annual subscriptions to A Flasher’s Dozen also include copies of The Lone Flasher -- collections of works by a single author. Accompanying The Winter Issue is Sandra Seamans’ “Knights and Dames” -- a collection of Buck and Irma stories from days of noir when knights were bold and dames were deadly. Accompanying the Spring Issue will be a collection of Will Naylor’s 55ers. If you’d like to start your annual subscription with The Autumn Issue, we’ll include a copy of KR Mullin’s “Not Quite Your Same Old Eden” -- a collection of stories about Adam, Eve, Snake and ... Grandmother?

Submissions to A Flasher’s Dozen 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; and they must contain between 99 and 999 words. 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.

Each submission should be pasted into an e-mail and sent to krm6343@yahoo.com
The Subject Line should read Spring Issue: Your Story Title.

Deadlines are:
01/1/06 (for the Spring Issue)
04/1/06 (for the Summer Issue)
07/1/06 (for the Autumn issue)
10/1/06 (for the Winter 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. Non-subscribers will receive two copies of the issue in which their work appear.

Because The Spring Issue will officially be The Third Issue, stories about Third Wheels, Triplets, or Trios will be particularly welcome though not required.

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

Authors must include: (1) a mailing address and (2) a brief biography (including website information, if desired) to be published in the issue. 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.