Friday Fix Fiction: The Next Chapter Begins

At long last, I’m excited to announce the launch of Friday Fix Fiction, a standalone, online literary journal devoted to fifty-word microfiction. If you enjoyed reading or writing for The Friday Fix over on Medium, I hope you’ll consider taking a look at the new publication.

The overall concept is the same, but the model is a bit different. Instead of posting weekly prompts, a monthly theme will be shared, and accepted stories will appear on the last Friday of every month. My goal is to publish twelve issues for 2021. Each issue will publish up to twenty stories.

Here are some of my other long and short-term goals for Friday Fix Fiction:

  • Publish high-quality fiction alongside captivating photography.
  • Select a “featured” story for each issue.
  • Accept photography submissions for the cover of each issue, as well as the featured story.
  • Become a paying market. My first objective will be to pay the featured writer.
  • Host one or two annual contests with payouts for first, second, and third place. (Guest judges, too.)
  • Have two annual “mega” issues in June and December that either includes contest submissions or original stories.
  • Build an inclusive community that is accepting of all members.
  • Accept and promote the work of both emerging and experienced writers.
  • Create annual print anthologies, showcasing some of the best submissions from the year.

I won’t ramble on. Head on over to fridayfixfiction.com to get a feel for the new layout, submission process, and to scope out the site. Feel free to leave some feedback or ideas below, if you’d like. And please spread the word!

I hope to see your stories roll in soon. More importantly, I hope you’re excited. I know I am.

Wishing you all the best,

-Justin

Published by Justin Deming

I live and teach in the Hudson Valley region of New York. My fiction has appeared in Emerge Literary Journal, Flash Fiction Magazine, Free Flash Fiction, Spelk, The Daily Drunk Magazine, and elsewhere.

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