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

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.

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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

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

D-Day! But you’ve still got a few hours…

…to make the deadline.

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Midnight tonight is closing time. So get your work in.

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Watch this space for details on the publishing of the Zine.

March 31, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , | Leave a comment

1st Glance at Front Cover

With submissions coming in steadily, we at M9S have already started working out the finer details of the magazine, one of the main things being the front cover.

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Much thanks to Pedro Rodriguez who designs this Issue’s cover and here is a sneak peak at it. Be aware, it is still a draft and there may be several changes before we publish. Or there may not. Either way, we’re likin’ it.

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March 11, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , | Leave a comment

M9S Does Facebook…

Yes folks, you read it right.

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Minus 9 Squared is now live on Facebook, the most evil invention known to man, with the power to make people time travel (believe me, I’ve been there. Log on at 9 in the morning, next thing you know it’s midnight. And you really hope time’s travelling backwards, otherwise you’ve a serious addiction problem, but I’m straying off the point…)

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Anyway, live on Facebook here:

http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?ref=profile&id=571251646#!/group.php?gid=342126916106&ref=mf

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Join us. You know you want to.

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

Submission Deadline Ahoy!

It appears a submission deadline has floated itself in front of the M9S desk and told us that it’s not going to hang around forever.

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Thankfully, we managed to convince it to play nice for another little while so this post is simply to say that the new deadline for Easter Issue submissions has been set and it is.

(Drumroll)

31st March 2010.

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So get cracking on those submissions and hotfoot them into our email address.

March 2, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , | Leave a comment