No story from me today. No stories for the next little while. But have no fear; 101 Fiction is not dead, just resting.
This started as a personal project and grew to take other people's stories. It has been a fantastic experience to be an editor (on however small a scale), and I'm deeply honoured that people chose to submit such fantastic work to me time and time again. I really am.
Now it's time for 101 Fiction to evolve again.
I'm going to try and publish as a quarterly e-magazine. The first issue will be this September (followed by December, March, June). Issues will be loosely themed, on two subjects, with writers picking one or both themes for their stories.
Submissions for the September issue will be open from mid-July to mid-August. The themes will be 'Autumn' and 'phoenix' (for obvious reasons, I hope). As mentioned above, you can pick one or both themes, and use them as you wish - metaphorically, literally, allegorically...
It's been a great year, I hope you've enjoyed it, and I hope you are all as excited by this next step as I am.
Thank you, writers, readers, supporters.