Friday, December 5, 2008

And so it begins

Hello all,

Here we are at the beginning of a new experiment in micro fiction, Micro 100. Within this confined space my intention is to create a beautiful entity for anyone and everyone with passion for the written word, for fiction that can deliver days of wonder, for those truly creative to expose their talent for producing quality stories with no more than two hundred and fifty words, although the goal is to publish micros and poems of one hundred words, ideally. To create a great novel; character development, atmosphere, plot, symbolization and motif is a work of devotion and talent. But to write a micro short, which contains the elements as that of a novel is for those who are truly gifted.

This is the experiment, and I am asking you to join.

Micro 100 will be a showcase for horror fiction, published monthly. Guidelines are simple yet must be followed carefully for consideration:

Micros and poems must be no more than 250 words. The ideal word count is 100.

They must remain within the grand limits of the horror genre (surreal, gore, bizarro, psychological, straight horror, and so on).

All submissions must be pasted in the body of the email (no attachments) with the subject line containing "Submission" and the title of your story.

Please add a short bio with you submission, though no biography information will be presented on this website with the accepted pieces, your name and email or website will be credited along with your micro or poem.

No reprints will be accepted unless solicited by the editor.

Accepted and rejected work will be responded to within one week.

Authors maintain copyright of his or her work.

Pay is in exposure.

By submitting your micro short to Micro 100 you are giving permission for you work to be presented on this website.

Send submissions to dustin_lavalley@yahoo.com.

First issue goes online once sufficient material is obtained, ideally January 2009.

Sincerly,
Dustin LaValley, Editor
Mark Sullivan, Assistant Editor

4 comments:

Charles Gramlich said...

This definitely sounds interseting. I posted a few micro horror shots on my blog around Halloween time. and a lot of other folks joined in so I know there is some talent in this area online. I'll see what I can do.

Great idea!

Rick said...

Hey Dustin,

Sounds like a great idea. Stewart Sternberg at http://house-of-sternberg.blogspot.com/ does a lot of flash fiction.

Jameson T. Caine said...

With the stories being so short, do you accept multiple submissions?

Neil said...

There's a place for this type of fiction..and here may very well be it.
Cheers.