Sunday, March 30, 2008

Southern Fried Weirdness is Changing Formats!

It has been a little over a year now since I first dreamed up the concept of "Southern Fried Weirdness." During this time, I have found decent sales and library presence with the first print anthology, grown to know many wonderful authors, and watched the weekly webzine grow in popularity. Overall, this first year has been a great success! I want to sincerely thank all of the authors who helped this dream become a reality.

Over this first year, I have also learned a lot about the publishing industry. From the beginning, I have wanted to pay more than just a token for accepted works, and have been trying to think of ways to better pay authors. So, I am revamping the format based on what I have learned in an effort to pay authors a little more and, hopefully, create an even more entertaining reading experience.

Southern Fried Weirdness is going to become a quarterly webzine, with new stories and features each season. Look for the debut of our reformatted publication to be published this summer. Each story, poem, and feature will be published here on the website for a season; archived for a year; and then, at the end of each year, will be showcased in a yearly print anthology.

I look forward to watching this concept continue to grow and evolve. Please see the updated submission guidelines prior to sending me your work.

Thank you for your continued support.

T.J. McIntyre
editor, Southern Fried Weirdness