Minus 9 Squared

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

Q the Editors & they will A back

No, this post title is not in some way an innuendo, though the fact that this was the first thing we worried about as we sat down to post this must mean that we are in quite a happy place regarding the design of the current magazine. The mice running the controls inform me that at the rate we’re  going, we may see a mostly final copy by this weekend. Everybody hold your breaths.

No, stop holding them now -we’re not THAT close to finished.

But we do need our contributors and readers help for out editorial. For anyone who was not aware, our editorial team has, in the last few months, welcomed a new member to the team, a co-editor whose name cannot be revealed for security reasons. (And because she’s afraid people will go look up her Facebook page for ammunition)

But, as part of our editorial, we are inserting a Q&A session with herself and myself and we require you guys to send us questions to (try to) answer.

So it’s quite simple. If you have a question, please leave a comment underneath this blog post with your question, name and any relevant quirky detail you might wish to impart about yourself.

Alternatively, you can email us at the usual mail minus8squared(at)gmail(dot)com

Happy questioning and hopefully the questions don’t make us unhappy as we try to answer them!

May 10, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Submissions Closed – Anthology Coming Soon

Hello all!

Just to let you know that the submissions for our first anthology of 2011 have now closed. We have received PILES of amazing submissions and have selected the final submissions so we are not setting into the wonderfully tedious job of designing the magazine.

We hope to bring it to you sometime in mid-May. For now, watch this space and start honing those submissions for the next magazine.


Also, for anyone who may be interested. We can be found on Facebook here: http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/pages/Minus-9-Squared/166273743430292

and here: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=342126916106&ref=ts

Or follow us on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/minus9squared

April 22, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Minus 9 Squared 2011 Anthology

Yes, we told you we had an announcement. And here it is:

After an extended hiatus, Minus 9 Squared is back.

As the dust settles on a hectic January, we are pleased to announce that Minus 9 Squared is returning to a virtual shelf near you this Easter.

While it was always our aim to have a magazine every month, time just did not allow and we have now decided that it would be best to focus on 2-3 magazines a year, anthologies if you will so there will be more page space in this magazine.

And the best news? There is no theme so you are free to send us whatever your heart desires (or doesn’t, it’s up to you!)

Looking forward to getting back in the saddle and bringing the biggest and best issue yet to all of you good people.

Submission Guidelines:

Fiction: 3000 maximum.

Flash Fiction: 500 words max.

Poetry: 40 lines max

Visual Arts: No larger than A4 size. JPG format. Maximum of 6 images per submission. We will NOT accept entire albums to choose our favourites from so choose wisely and send!

Theatre: Extracts of up to 3 pages OR 5 monologues

In addition to your submission, please include a contributor’s profile of a few lines that we may use should we choose to publish your work. For examples refer to back issues.

As always, please send all submissions to Anna at minus9squared@gmail.com

EDIT: We are of course; always looking for front covers as well and the following are the submission guidelines for it:

We are looking for images with the following criteria:

1. A4 size.

2. Portrait format

3. The title of the magazine (Minus 9 Squared) somewhere on the body of the cover.

4. Something brilliant would be preferable.

We are accepting visual artistry of any kind, just as long as it’s visual and well, arty.

So get cracking folks – the front page needs you!

Immortality awaits.

Deadline: 31st March 2011

January 27, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Print On Demand – Issue One on non-electronic paper

So I’ve had one or two requests since the publishing the first Issue of M9S for print copies, which I have to admit were not on the agenda when this endeavor first began, because, well, I’m broke and simply cannot afford to print copies.


But such is the strength of the public demand that I have happened to look into getting print copies. Though I am still waiting on a comprehensive price, at the moment, it is looking like it will cost about €5 per each magazine, printing costs.


So the proposal is this: anyone who would like to order a copy of the magazine in print format, please email me at the usual address (minus9squared@gmail.com) then await further instructions, which will most likely include telling you how much printing and posting will be and asking you to cross my palm with silver in exchange for the desired booklet of wonderment.


That’s about it for now, anyone interested in ordering Issue One, you know what to do.




April 7, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , | Leave a comment

Teaming With Themes…

So everything is going swimmingly with Issue One at the moment. So swimmingly in fact that we’ve all decided our current swimming togs are bit worn from the chlorine so we’re buying brand new fluorescent ones after Easter.


What this above nattering actually means is: we’ve had such huge interest in Issue One that we are already thinking towards Issue Two. ‘Place’ is already in the mock-up stages and we’re just waiting for that deadline to close so we can have the headache of deliberating over all of the fantastic work we’ve received, are receiving and have yet to receive.


So things are going to be a little bit different for Issue Two. We have scores of ideas but for now, we’re just going to share the most important one, which is the choice of Theme.


And to help us decide, we’re asking you the submitters, readers, followers, etc to comment on the end of this post with ideas for themes. From the suggestions we get, we’ll then put up a nice little poll and let you the readers and writers decide what you want to well, read and write.


More updates to be posted soon as regards changes for Issue Two, but until then, smother us in theme.


March 22, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , | 5 Comments