People, non-people, and those somewhere in between, WE ARE BRINGING THE MAGAZINE BACK!
At Sasquan, where we avoided all unpleasantness by boarding up in the dealer’s room with a year’s supply of Kellogg’s cereal, we were bombarded with people wanting to know what happened to the magazine. Well, that kind of response makes us think ‘what did happen?’
It wasn’t lack of great submissions. It wasn’t a lack of love for speculative fiction.
It was a lack of financial backing. We schemed and came up with a way to generate funds. Read about that here. And that is funding our first quarterly serial box writing contest.
Fiction Vortex will now be producing a quarterly magazine. And each quarter we will have a contest to find the best short form fiction out there. Get us hooked into your world with 3500 words and you will have your own Serial Box where you can blow our minds with your longer episodes.
Visit the official contest page to find out more.
And please, visit our Kickstarter, your support is appreciated.
All stories come to an end, and it seems that despite our best efforts, we can no longer prolong the story that is Fiction Vortex.
As of right now, Fiction Vortex is on an indefinite hiatus.
Today we set aside the fantastic and the speculative to talk about some pressing matters in that pesky realm of reality. We know, we know, you come to Fiction Vortex specifically to escape said reality, and we promise that won’t change. However, it’s time to talk about the future of Fiction Vortex, and what you can do to make sure there is one.
We’ve reached the end of our Best of 2014 retrospective, and it’s time to reveal the story that we’ve chosen as our favorite. We loved so many stories last year, far more than appeared on our list, but one in particular had such an impact on us that it was an easy pick for Best of the Best.
It’s time to honor another great story that was a serious contender for Editor’s Choice but didn’t quite make it. Even though it lost out by a slim margin, it’s still an easy pick for our Best of 2014 list. How could we not love a story where an ostrich follows a guy around his entire life?
Our only regret in publishing today’s Best of 2014 story is that we didn’t wait until November to post it. Of course, when you’ve got a great story burning a hole in the slush pile, it’s much too hard to wait. So, back in July we published a story about the weirdest Black Friday sale anyone has ever seen.