Thursday, July 30, 2009

Issue 25 Now Online

It's close enough to midnight to announce that the 25th issue of Flash Me Magazine is now live.

Featuring stories by: Kevin Brown, Katy Bowman, Kathleen Elizabeth, Patricia La Barbera, Angela Morben, Ripley Patton, and Elyse Salpeter.

This quarter also has bonus stories from the last Flash Fiction Boot Camp by: Dawn Allison, Philippa Bower, April Grey, and Leland Thoburn.

There's also a book review of Variations on a Theme by Simon Forster, and an interview with Joan Migton.

Finally, here's a reminder that we're accepting fantasy submissions until August 31st for our October All Fantasy Issue.



Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Call for Fantasy Submissions

FLASH ME MAGAZINE will be doing another ALL FANTASY ISSUE October 31, 2009. All stories submitted for the fantasy issue must contain some element of fantasy and be 1,000 words or less. The submission deadline is August 31, 2009.

Special guidelines apply, so please visit our website prior to submission. You can view the fantasy issue submission guidelines at:

Please spread the word!
FMM Staff

Tuesday, July 14, 2009


We are still receiving regular submissions even though we will not review them until after October 1st. Right now, we're focusing on fantasy submissions.

The fantasy issue will be published October 31, 2009, with a submission deadline of August 31, 2009. Special guidelines apply so visit prior to submitting. Please note the special submissions email address.

I'd also like to remind everyone that all submissions must have the story's title in the subject line. We've received five submissions over the last week without the story titles.


Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Finally Finished!

We have finally gone through all the submissions received last quarter, chosen the seven stories that will be published this issue, and are in the process of sending out acceptance emails. In fact, I've sent all but one, but they knew their story was held for voting.

So if you haven't heard from us on a story you submitted for the regular issue prior to July 1st, please query.

In addition to these seven stories, we will also be publishing a few special selections from my recent Flash Fiction Boot Camp. These stories will be published in our Special Features Section. We'll also have an interview and a book review for your reading pleasure!

Until then...


Friday, July 3, 2009

A Quick Update

We've gone through all but 6 submissions, and we'll get through those final stories soon. Probably tomorrow.

As of now, we have 23 held submissions which we will weed through next week, after the U.S. Holiday.

We should be on schedule to notify all authors by July 10th.


Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Catching Up

Somehow we managed to fall behind so much that we were left with over a hundred new submissions to be reviewed when the quarter ended. This has never happened before, not in 5+ years. My poor editors have been slaving away, churning out dozens of rejection letters in only 24 hours.

You can't imagine how tired we are! Still, I don't think it's affected our feedback yet. If it does, well, that's a downside to submitting stories at the end of a quarter.

We're not caught up yet, but we're in far better shape than we were last night:

We have received a total of 335 submissions last quarter.

We have held 11 for voting, accepted none, rejected 248 and had 4 withdrawals.

There are 31 submissions before the editorial board right now and 41 left in our inbox.

We will get to each and every submission before we decide which stories make it into the issue. But after this issue is decided, the staff will be taking several weeks off to recuperate after this horrific quarter end. This will not affect authors or the upcoming July issue. It just means new fantasy issue submissions will sit for a while before being reviewed. All will be well... with a little rest;)