Minus 9 Squared

Issue One Now Online – Click on "Issues" and follow the link

News for Issue Three

We would like to thank all contributors, readers, subscribers and anyone who has shown any interest in this zine for everything so far. Issue One and Two would not have happened without you so raise a glass to yourselves and knock it back good and hard. Maybe one day, we’ll be able to refill it for you (The ambition is there.)

We have something big planned for Issue Three and it’s about time we unleashed the info.

Like everyone else in the world, we at Minus 9 Squared sent our sympathies to those affected by the recent Icelandic volcano eruption, be it as a direct result of the volcano itself or the ensuing chaos that struck Europe with the imposed No-Fly zones.

It was amazing to watch the news and think that the whole of Europe was at effectively a standstill, and it got us thinking about the power of nature, as clichéd as that sounds…

So as a tribute to those who endured trying conditions during this incident (and continue to in the intermittent ash cloud strikes since then) we have decided that Issue Three of Minus 9 Squared will focus on the themes surrounding the Iceland volcano crisis.

The main theme is going to be Disaster but we’ll be accepting work around any other themes people find relevant.

This is the first theme we’ve picked which, essentially isn’t a theme at all, it’s more like a free-for-all. If you have work that fits a theme which you feel is relevant to the events surrounding this event then we want to see it.

We are also on the look out for front covers again and hope to see more of the talent we were privileged to last issue.

Submission Deadline will be updated on the Minus 9 Squared WordPress site very soon so keep your eyes peeled and get your work in on time!

A Few Restrictions:

Short Fiction: Capped at 3000 words.

Poetry: Capped at 40 lines.

Flash Fiction: Capped at 500 words

For this issue, we ask that contributors please adhere to a few other submission guidelines:

1. If sending fiction, please, no more than two stories per person.

2. Poetry – up to 4 poems.

3. Flash fiction – no more than 3 pieces.

4. Photography/Visual arts – up to 6 photographs/pieces of art.

In the past we have been sent entire photo and art albums and we apologise but we simply do not have time to sift through them so pick and choose wisely and send them on.

DEADLINE: 4th June 2010


May 17, 2010 - Posted by | Uncategorized | , , ,

1 Comment »

  1. Any ideas for Issue 4 yet? I have nothing to contribute about the volcano. 😦


    (shameless blog spam too!)


    Comment by ismiselisa | May 24, 2010 | Reply

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