Friday, April 30, 2010

S/F/H Issue Now Open to Submissions

After a rough start where we received fourteen premature submissions (many of which didn't follow our submission guidelines either, funny enough) we are now open to submissions!

Since 12:01AM EST, we have received 9 submissions, one of which was rejected outright for not including the story's title in the subject line. Submission guidelines are important, authors! Read them, know them, follow them.

They can be found at

Submissions will be accepted until 11:59PM EST on August 31st. All stories submitted for the S/F/H issue must contain some element of science fiction, fantasy, horror, or any combination of those genres and be 1,000 words or less. We're especially interested in the "any combination." Surprise us.

Meanwhile, we are still accepting submissions for our regular July issue, so if you don't fit into the S/F/H category, the deadline for the July issue is June 1, 2010. You can find those submission guidelines at

We're looking forward to reading those submissions...

FMM Staff

Thursday, April 29, 2010

New Issue Online

The April 30, 2010 issue of Flash me Magazine is now online!

Featuring stories by: D Gavin Guddi, Adam Armour, James Ellis, Rebecca Gaffron, Sylvia Hiven, Dave Hoing, Eric J. Juneau, Lora J. Rumsey, Wayne Scheer, and Glenda Thompson

We hope you enjoy...

FMM Staff

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

S/F/H Issue Reminder

The Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror Issue Submission Period begins April 30, 2010 and ends August 31, 2010. *Submissions received outside of this period will be deleted unread.*

Please see the S/F/H submission guidelines at for complete details.

Thank you,
Flash Me Magazine Staff

We received SIX submissions in the S/F/H inbox this month, and I sent them all this nice little reminder that their emails will be deleted unread and to go read our submission guidelines.

I also reread all the pages on our website that mention the special issue, just to verify that they all do say April 30th (they do). I can't control the content of market referral websites and such, but you should always, always verify submission periods at a magazine's website before submitting, even if you've submitted to them before. Reread their guidelines, and see if they state when their guidelines were last updated (we do).

I will also point out that several of these early submissions failed to follow some of our other submission guidelines, so it will be interesting to see if they actually do go read our guidelines and submit properly next time.

(a stickler for following guidelines)


This is just a quick updated to let you know that although we have been reviewing submissions in a timely manner, we are backlogged in terms of sending out the rejections letters.

Both of the staff members qualified to handle rejection letters have been MIA (including me), leaving one lonely admin to send out receipt emails and post submissions before our editorial board. We are both back, now, but the upcoming issue will consume most of my time.

I hope to post accurate slush stats next week. For now, all I can tell you is that the editors have not reviewed any submissions received after April 12th.


Thursday, April 8, 2010

Slush Pile Update

Since March 2nd, 2010, we have received 109 submissions. So far we have rejected 38 submissions and sent 2 back for rewrites. We have 58 submissions still in our inbox.

We have held 1 story for voting, and have 10 submissions before the editorial staff. We are currently reviewing submissions received between March 18th and March 21st. If you sent your submission prior to March 18th and have not heard from us, please query.

Thank you,