Tuesday, August 7, 2012

We're Changing Our Submissions Requirements!

Now that we have a new Fiction Femme Fatale posting stories on our fourth Friday we're tweaking our submissions process and posting new guidelines. We realize that we are a fledgling blog and still growing our readership and probably won't always have a large batch of submissions every month...so we've decided to try something radical:

We are going to post every submission that we receive!!!

We'd love for all of you to join us in experimenting with flash fiction. I know that for all of us here at Fiction Femme Fatale it's a great way to take a break from our longer projects, try something completely out of our comfort zone, and generally blow off steam. There's something inherently wonderful in being able to complete a story in a few hours instead of a year (or sometimes more).

Here's how it'll work:

1. Submissions will be due the third Thursday of every month (one day earlier than before, but necessary if there are more than a few submissions for us to read). We'll tweet and post reminders about the due date as it gets closer each time.

2. We will read the submissions and as long as they are:
  • Rated PG (no extreme cursing or explicit sexual content. There can be kissing. We like that.)
  • From followers of this blog.
  • Geared towards young adults or middle graders.
  • One thousand words or less.

All submissions will be posted on this blog the last day of the month unless we receive an avalanche in which case we reserve the right to post them over the days before and after the last day as we see fit..

3. At least one of us will comment on each entry, keeping in mind of course that this whole exercise is more for the fun of it than anything else.

4. If there aren't any submissions for a given month, there will not be a post that month, but if there's even one, it's game on.

AND we're starting RIGHT NOW. So what are you waiting for? Write something and send it our way. We can't wait to see what you come up with!!


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