When we first conceived of this little sylph we call a fiction site, we thought of it as a traditional short fiction magazine. We would have stories, and articles, and contests. And so when we created the site, we called Fiction Vortex an online speculative fiction magazine. We even used traditional print terminology such as “monthly issue,” “cover story,” and “saddle stitch binding.” Well, two of those, anyway.
But here’s the thing: Fiction Vortex was always intended to be a primarily digital entity.