Minus 9 Squared

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

Volume One Announces Itself to the World

Yes folks, that’s right. Volume One is here!

And it’s jam packed with arty and literary goodness. But don’t take my word for it. Check it out for yourself.

It’s available here:
http://issuu.com/minus9squared/docs/minus_9_squared_volume_one

Read it and weep!

May 19, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

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

Happy Christmas To All…

…And to all a good night.

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Minus 9 Squared and Minus 9 Online, as you may have noticed, have gone quiet in the last few months. This is for one main reason, the editor (moi) has gone back to college and is absolutely plagued with work.

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Therefore, and unfortunately, M9S and M9O have been temporarily suspended. However, for the Christmas period, the blog will be accepting submissions and this will hopefully continue into the New Year. So feel free to send any submissions to minus9squared@gmail.com

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We will willingly advertise any events people may wish to showcase too.

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We hope you appreciate that the magazine is temporarily on hold as there is just too much going on to do any current magazine justice.

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So trot on over Minus 9 Online for upcoming new work, check out our issuu page for past issues of the magazine.

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And most of all, have a very merry Christmas.

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Best

Anna

minus9squared@gmail.com

December 19, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Issue Four Announcement

After an extended hiatus, Minus 9 Squared is back.

For said hiatus, we apologise and beg your pardon, there have been some personal issues to the forefront of our minds and our time was dedicated to them for some time and will continue to be so for the foreseeable future.

However, we are pleased to announce that the theme for Issue 4 of Minus 9 Squared (publication date TBA) is LIES. We struggled with a number of choices for themes this issue. We contemplated a number of different themes but decided that they ran a little too close to the previous themes whilst this one is a bit more precise.

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 aswell 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) the title ‘Lies’ and the subtitles ‘Issue 4 – September’ 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.

Closing Date: 31st August

August 8, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

3 Day Curtain Call

The stage has been set. The magazine’s blocked, locked and ready to rock…

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That was a terrible line, but you get the idea. Everything’s ready and waiting patiently (except page 14, we’re not sure what its problem is…) to be filled with wonderment. And we’ve got some serious deliberating to do once midnight on Wednesday comes along.

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Yes, that’s right, midnight Wednesday – that’s D-Day, after which point no further submissions will be accepted. We’re sorry, that’s just the way it is. So be cool, be smart, get those submissions in as soon as possible.

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Go on, give us even bigger headaches. You know you want to.

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Minus 9 Squared Issue One: Place

Submission Deadline: 31st March (Midnight)

Publishing Date: TBC

March 28, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , | Leave a comment