issue.ZERO is an upstart literary magazine created from the anglo writing scene in Paris. It is a platform for poetry, satire, flash fiction, novel excerpts and short stories. Our four-person editorial staff is eclectic, to say the least, so our tastes run wide and deep.
For your best chance at being pulled from the pile and printed on our pages, choose examples of your work that are sharp, tight, as strong as whisky, darkly visionary, caustically witty, perhaps even tormented to the point of being tormenting. Contributions from writers who have actively participated at SpokenWord Paris events will be favored although we welcome submissions from far and wide.
issue.ZERO receives no external funding and so we are unable to pay selected authors except by way of a contributor’s copy and an invitation to read at the Paris launch.
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: September 30th, 2012
- Submit up to three unpublished poems up to 40 lines each
- Flash fiction, short stories, novel excerpts, and serialized stories up to 3,000 words
- Please include a 50 word bio with all submissions
- Send all submissions in a SINGLE .DOC or .RTF document to themag.paris AT gmail DOT com
- Simultaneous submissions fine as long as you tell us a.s.a.p. if your work is accepted elsewhere.
- issue.ZERO is currently only available as a printed magazine, not online.
David Barnes – Founder and host of SpokenWord Paris and The Other Writers’ Group, author and poet, David is currently writing his dissertation for his Masters in Gestalt psychotherapy.
Suzanne Allen – Teacher, event coordinator, and Pushcart Prize nominee, Suzanne holds an MFA in Poetry, and her chapbook Verisimilitude is available at CorruptPress.net She also creates videos — many from Spoken Word Paris — archived at “Vlogosphy” on You Tube.
Jason Francis Mc Gimsey – Translator, writer and organizer, Jason is the webmaster and coordinator for SpokenWord Paris projects and events. A selection of his stories and translations can be read at http://tragicoptimist.com.
Kate Noakes – British poet and member of the Welsh Academi, Kate’s most recent publications include Cape Town, Eyewear Publishing (2012) and The Wall Menders, Two Rivers Press (2009). She blogs at http://www.boomslangpoetry.blogspot.com.