After our October Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror issue, Flash Me Magazine will be taking an indefinite hiatus.
As the Editor-in-Chief and publisher, I am responsible for making sure each issue is published and our authors are paid. In 2011, I will be relocating overseas for three years, and I fear all of my traveling would affect the publication schedule. I would rather close things down while I am away than let the magazine’s quality suffer.
Our final issue will be October 31, 2010, and we are still accepting submissions for that special S/F/H issue until August 30th. Until then, we will be contacting all authors with submissions in our slush pile for the January 2011 issue, which will no longer be published. Those stories have not been reviewed yet, and may now be sent to other markets. We will no longer be accepting new subscription purchases, and we will contact current subscribers regarding their options.
If you have any questions or concerns about how this hiatus affects you, your work, or your subscription, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org with the word QUERY in your subject line and I’ll be happy to answer all of your questions.
This was a very hard decision for me, but I believe it’s in the magazine’s best interests. We hope you enjoy our final two issues.